[llvm-dev] An internet Forum instead of mailing lists?

Nicolai Hähnle via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Oct 8 13:13:44 PDT 2019

On 08.10.19 21:49, Joan Lluch via llvm-dev wrote:
> Mails however are always a mess in my mailboxes, because even if filtered, it’s difficult to precisely follow conversation flows or find past topics.

This seems to me mostly because the existing web interfaces to mailing 
list archives are inferior to e-mail clients.

I wonder if mailing list archives could (or perhaps already do) expose 
an API that would allow importing past history into an e-mail 
client-like viewer, or perhaps into an actual e-mail client.

It's not like those technologies are fundamentally incompatible...

> Also, the way to keep conversation history is by quoting others, which tends to be inconsistent and has a limit.

Forums do that, too... and where they don't, I tend to find the history 
_harder_ to follow because it is less clear what somebody is responding to.

Lerne, wie die Welt wirklich ist,
Aber vergiss niemals, wie sie sein sollte.

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