[cfe-dev] Introducing cfe-users mailing list!
David.Chisnall at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Nov 15 07:10:58 PST 2012
On 14 Nov 2012, at 23:13, Chris Lattner wrote:
> Calling it cfe-users is consistent with our other clang mailing lists. When the mailing lists are *all* moved of mail.cs.uiuc.edu, we'll rename all the clang lists to be clang-* instead of cfe-*. In the meantime, consistency is good.
Consistency is good if it means that comprehension comes faster, not as an objective in itself. For an existing clang developer, you can safely assume that they know that cfe and clang are interchangeable. But why would a new clang user with questions assume that cfe means clang? It is not important that a new user realises that they can join the cfe-* lists if they want to do development work, because by the time that they are ready to contribute they should understand that clang is an LLVM front end and not just a gcc replacement. It is important that they are able to understand that they have found the list that they are looking for and that is much more likely if it is called clang-users than cfe-users.
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