[llvm-dev] RFC: Moving toward Discord and Discourse for LLVM's discussions

Zachary Turner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Mon Nov 18 18:31:39 PST 2019

On Mon, Nov 18, 2019 at 4:58 PM Kristina Brooks via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> But IRC itself (from the client perspective) is a very simple
> protocol, there are many user friendly alternatives including web IRC
> clients. The key point is flexibility, since with IRC it's possible to
> pick a flow that suits your needs, especially if you're a heavy IRC
> user (I'll admit, I'm slightly biased towards IRC). Due to its long
> history, there's great flexibility that comes with regards to client
> choices and use patterns. Discord, officially, only provides one which
> is their web client (either in-browser or shipped on the Electron
> platform) and no interoperability options, meaning that it will
> require additional fragmentation and an additional client to pay
> attention to.

We can spin this many different ways, but at the end of the day, IRC is not
"user friendly" by any stretch of the imagination for the general public.
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