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From: Michael Vanier <mvanier@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Moderation

I tried accessing this, but was asked to subscribe at a fee.  Is there any
way to view the Caml Weekly News for free?

Mike

> Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 10:56:53 -0400
> From: Alan Schmitt <schmitta@cis.upenn.edu>
> 
> The 'Caml Weekly News' is supposed to give news of what's happening in
> the ocaml world to the people reading the development page of the Linux
> Weekly News. As I said previously, the way I select messages is very
> subjective. For instance, here are the headers of the one I sent this
> morning (it is sent every Tuesday morning, to be included in the lwn of
> the following thursday):
> 
> 1) AIFAD-1.0.2
> 2) MLdonkey 2.00
> 3) Operator overloading
> 4) OCaml-SOAP library : bug fixed
> 5) ICFP 2002 Programming Contest Write-up
> 
> Items 1, 2, and 4 are new software announcement, item 4 is some part of
> the operator overloading discussion (which I found interesting), and
> item 5 was mandatory since the web page says "O'Caml is the programming
> tool of choice for discriminating hackers." ;-)
> 
> I'm really open to discussion to what I should include, and how I should
> distribute this letter. At the moment I just have an alias file that I
> manually update, and archives of the cwn are not online (I could put
> them online if considered useful). I'm not sure about sending the cwn to
> the list, since I basically quote messages there (and give pointers to
> the archives when the discussion gets too long).
> 
> As concerns moderation, I'm strongly against, as it really slows down
> some debates (or we would need a bunch of moderators in different time
> zones ...), and as the number of unwelcomed messages is fairly low.
> 
> Alan
> 
> -- 
> The hacker: someone who figured things out and made something cool happen.
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