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From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@k...>
Subject: Re: Newsgroup for Caml?
From: Markus Mottl <mottl@miss.wu-wien.ac.at>

> I wouldn't mind using a newsgroup. However, there is already one called
> "comp.lang.ml", 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...

Well, the problem is that comp.lang.ml is a moderated newsgroup, and
that it is directly tied to the SML mailing list. I see no point in
changing that.

If Pierre is for a newsgroup, it is probably because the flow on the
caml-list is becoming very time-consuming to moderate. So it would
probably be nice to have a non-moderated comp.lang.caml.

Also I'm not sure that people who don't like newsgroups would really
enjoy reading such a non-moderated caml-list, with the flame-wars and
spam one can expect.

What about keeping a moderated caml-list mainly for announcements, the
newsgroup being there for questions and discussions?

I know it's always hard to distinguish, but for me news and mailing
lists are complementary, and I would prefer to have mailing lists
directly pour in my inbox, rather than have to discriminate them to
avoid overflow.

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