email@example.com (Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor])
> Therefore, we'd like to declare comp.lang.scheme.scsh defunct. (I'm
> not sure at this point whether it's possible to delete a
Theoretically, it is possible. Practically, it is very hard to get all
the news servers in the world to drop a group. Just look at the alt.*
> If there are any objections to this, please speak up within the couple
> of days. In particular, let us know if you rely on Usenet and it's
> not practical for you to use the mailing list.
I rely on Usenet and prefer to go to mailing lists only when there is
really no other option. Among other things, the fact that News expires
on my server, but not in my Gnus directories allows me to keep only
the highlights a lot more easily than with a mailing list. Secondly,
Google has the best presentation of threaded messages of any web
interface, bar none. I know of no mailing-list archive that even
approaches it's readability.
Additionally, newsgroups are more robust in the face of personal
changes in email address.
I would definitely miss c.l.s.s; however, Scsh *is* the only Scheme
impl to have it's own ng. What this says about the state of play, I'm
not sure, but the precedent *does* seem to be in favor of lists over
Bleah. Technology regresses yet again. I must be getting old.
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