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From: Dave Berry <dave@k...>
Subject: RE: Newsgroup for Caml?
The newsgroup is gatewayed to and from the ML mailing list.
These were set up to discuss all dialects of ML (that's why the newsgroup is
called instead of comp.lang.sml, and the same for the mailing
list).  So you wouldn't be "seizing power", you would be like lost sheep
returning to the fold.  The number of postings would clearly show which
implementation is the more active.


-----Original Message-----
From: Markus Mottl []
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 12:19 AM
To: Pierre Weis
Subject: Re: Newsgroup for Caml?

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000, Pierre Weis wrote:
> > Don't you think that we should create a newsgroup for Caml? There is a
> > of messages in this mailing list, and perhaps it could be a way to make
> > known? Do you have an opinion about that?
> I'm 100% pro :)
> Pierre Weis [as the moderator of the Caml list.]

That's understandable ;-)

I wouldn't mind using a newsgroup. However, there is already one called
"", which has very low traffic: seems that people who are
interested in OCaml (= not SML) have all signed up to the mailing list... :)

Instead of creating a new one, the more imperialistically minded among us
might choose to seize power over there...

But I think that the volume on our list is acceptably high to open a
separate newsgroup. This would definitely lead to much more publicity.  The
direct comparison of traffic on both newsgroups would then also allow
people to recognize the better choice ;)

Best regards,
Markus Mottl

Markus Mottl,,