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Re: Creating gcc-newbies mailing list
- From: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM>
- To: Andrew Pinski <pinskia at gmail dot com>
- Cc: Diego Novillo <dnovillo at google dot com>, overseers at gcc dot gnu dot org, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 15:02:35 -0700
- Subject: Re: Creating gcc-newbies mailing list
- References: <46A9099D.firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
On 7/26/07, Diego Novillo <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.