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From: ls-ocaml-developer-2006@m...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] New "ocaml-developer" forum (?)

Martin Jambon <martin.jambon@ens-lyon.org> writes:

> For a long time I've been thinking that it would be nice to have a forum
> for "OCaml software developers", i.e. focused on the practical use of
> OCaml and its interaction with other existing technologies. It means that
> discussions that are not centered on the OCaml language may not be off-topic.

While I didn't have the impression that ocaml related discussion, even
if not centering on the language definition, were OT here, I haven't
read the list charta for a long time. So it is for others to decide on
this, personally I never felt the need for separate forums (there are
also com.lamg,functional, comp.lang.haskell and comp.lang.ml where I
can discuss a wide range of topics, so that might explain why I never
felt it). 

It would be upt to others to formulate that need.

>
> Let me know (privately or not) if you would be interested. I think that
> this plus a wiki are important to help programmers find the right tool
> for a job or the right piece of documentation without having to subscribe
> to the mailing-lists of each existing library or reading all the manuals.
>
> I reserved a Google group named ocaml-developer:
>
>   http://groups.google.com/group/ocaml-developer/
>
> I may just kill it if people are not thrilled by the idea, or prefer
> another name or another host than Google Groups.

Probably I'd suscribe to another list/forum, but certainly not to a
Google Group or a web based forum. Archiving (at _my_ workstation) is
absolutely atrocious with those and I don't want to produce content
that is locked into Google and with which Google will do *their*
business for the rest of time.

May I suggest either a miling list, or a usenet news group from the alt hierarchie?

Regards -- Markus