[Haskell] Making Haskell more open

Creighton Hogg wchogg at lotus.hep.wisc.edu
Fri Nov 11 14:09:07 EST 2005

On Fri, 11 Nov 2005, Gour wrote:

> Wolfgang Jeltsch (wolfgang at jeltsch.net) wrote:
> > The advantage of newsgroups over mailing lists is that newsgroups are designed
> > for discussions among several people and therefore newsgroup software
> > supports this kind of usage very well while mailing lists are actually
> > a hack.
> I do not follow newgroups, but can you please explain a bit what
> features are in newsgroup software that support this kind of discussion,
> which are missing in the mailing lists?
> (Pls. do not see this as a provocation, I'm realy interested to hear.)

Well, you don't have to be registered to post on it, which 
is actually rather nice.  Also, I think the archiving would 
work better.  The current Haskell mailing list archives 
don't seem to run very fast.  If it was a newsgroup, then 
you could use google groups to browse through old messages.

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