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July 31, 2000 12:15
RE: which lists are up?
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> From: Nathan Torkington []
> Whichever lists they're already designing or developing Perl on.  This
> list is the right place to set up initial lists, but RSN we're going
> to kill it.  The goal of this list is to get us going.  So far the
> other lists I've heard proposed are:

> > > I fear a meta list would simply be all head-in-the-clouds talk.
> > Like this one, you mean?
> Exactly like the way this list has been flooded with off-topic posts,
> yes.
	If I may ask -- what _exactly_ is the procedure for starting these
new lists? It seems to me, and this is just my opinion, that if we cannot
focus now, while the iron is hot, on getting people passed off the whatever
list they need to go to, then how will we convince them later on?
	Perhaps what is needed, and I'm just saying, is for someone to make
these decisions, make these new lists ASAP, and settle this issue. Who is
the person to decide? If the community (as represented by this list), then
perhaps someone needs to take their wishes into consideration. But, I really
would like to talk some of these issues over, but private mail is messy, and
I'll not add to the sound and fury on this list now.
	Do you folks think it makes sense to get the lists underway now, and
tweak them later? For instance, the meta-list would be perfect for this --
all this energy is NOT bad for the project, just misdirected. With more
focused topics sent to the proper list, a meta-perl list could be a breeding
ground for new ideas, rather than "pure" implementation AND blue-sky ideas. 
	Just a few thoughts from the (semi) lurker.


> Nat

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