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Re: Creating gcc-newbies mailing list

On 7/26/07, Diego Novillo <> wrote:
> >I would like to propose the creation a new mailing list:
> >
> >
> >The purpose of this list is to attract and help new GCC developers who
> >might feel lost and intimidated by the more arcane traffic at gcc and
> >gcc-patches.  In this list, no question regarding GCC development should
> >be considered offtopic nor treated with "RTFM" responses.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2007 at 02:05:50PM -0700, Andrew Pinski wrote:
> I think this is the wrong aproach.  I have not seen any  "RTFM"
> response for questions of developing of GCC on the gcc@ list.

Agreed.  Also, I think that the charter that Diego describes sounds a
lot like the charter for gcc-help.  And since everyone will read
"GCC development" as "development using GCC as the compiler" it would
quickly become a general Linux/BSD/Unix/GNU tools questions list.
What would go to gcc-help, and what to gcc-newbies?  I think it's
good enough what we have now.  Also, I don't see the point in tossing
junior or beginner gcc developers off of the main list.

I think that when we do steer someone to a different list, we could
take more care to be polite about it than we sometimes are.

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