[r6rs-discuss] Community building
lord at emf.net
Sat Feb 28 16:28:04 EST 2009
On Sat, 2009-02-28 at 00:54 -0800, Elf wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Feb 2009, Thomas Lord wrote:
> > Probably the reason (imo) is that your pejoratives
> > are misplaced. That most -- *most* -- of the discussion
> > is not "off topic"
> With the list's permission, I will attach the last 7 days of c.l.s. for
> a group decision about its suitability for the r7 discussions.
I misunderstood *which* discussions you were
grousing about. I thought you were complaining
about things like discussing case (in)sensitivity.
> > and that the universal skepticism
> > about this standards effort and in some cases the deeper
> > deconstruction of the effort (and attempt to push things
> > to a better track) is, well, more wise.
> So what's wrong with using the r6 or r7 discussion lists? They are open to
> the public, stay on relevant topics, aren't trivially spammable, and can
> be moderated if necessary.
It's unclear to me whether such lists are for
discussing the design of Scheme or for discussing
R6 and R7.
As a practical example there was some suggestion
that the case folding discussion was inappropriate
for the forum.
That kind of problem seems likely to come up again.
In a more urgent time I can easily imagine that
kind of disagreement resulting in moderation.
It's also not clear to me what the purpose of such
discussions would be and hence what a good format would
For example, what if two subgroups have irreconcilable
differences over something like case folding. Is
the goal to "discuss" until one side gets tired? Or
to take a vote to officially determine which side is
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