Creating gcc-newbies mailing list

Phil Edwards
Fri Jul 27 21:19:00 GMT 2007

On Fri, Jul 27, 2007 at 02:51:00PM +0100, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
> On 27/07/07, Rask Ingemann Lambertsen <> wrote:
> >    If you ask me, we should rename gcc@ to gcc-development@ and maybe rename
> > gcc-help@ to gcc@.
> ... gcc-dev@, keep gcc@ as an alias for gcc-dev@, replace in the
> webpage gcc@ by gcc-dev@ and put gcc-help@ the first in the list.

"-dev" and "-development" could be mistaken for "dev[elopment] using
GCC".  So could "gcc-hackers" and "gcc-advanced", which were the next
two possibilities which popped into my head.

If we go to the trouble of renaming lists, let's really drive the point
home and call it "gcc-internals" or "gcc-maintainters" or the like.

Putting gcc-help as the first address mentioned in lists.html is a
good idea.

Aliasing gcc@ to anything other than gcc-help@ or to an autoresponder which
points people to lists.html will not do much to address the problem, in my
humble/harsh opinion... but then I'm something of an unforgiving hardnose
when it comes to offtopic messages, so perhaps that opinion should be
discounted.  :-)

<Patrician|Away> what does your robot do, sam?
<bovril> it collects data about the surrounding environment, then discards
    it and drives into walls

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