[Haskell] on starting Haskell-Edu, a new education-related Haskell-related mailing list

Isaac Dupree isaacdupree at charter.net
Sat Jul 5 20:26:43 EDT 2008

Ketil Malde wrote:
> IMHO, we might as well just use the existing lists for both of these.
> If the perceived problem is the high-brow stuff scaring newbies off,
> it's better to add a new list for that topic.

rather difficult, because beginner questions can easily spiral into 
curiosity about quite theoretical stuff, with no clear point of 
separation.  And I'm not sure we want to avoid having that kind of 
curiosity, but I suppose it might always intimidate some newbies: a 
predicament I'm not sure we can solve by a mere technical measure of 
splitting up lists.

when I was a newbie I was intimidated by the sheer volume of 
Haskell-Cafe, never mind whether I could understand it or not :-) but 
also the relatively few amount of beginner questions with beginner 
answers when looking in the list archives, probably made me less sure 
whether my questions would belong there.


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