[plt-scheme] SRFI's

From: Richard Cobbe (cobbe at airmail.net)
Date: Fri Jun 28 15:57:31 EDT 2002

Lo, on Friday, June 28, David Feuer did write:

> [Please handle PLT Scheme list administrative tasks through the Web:
>    http://list.cs.brown.edu/mailman/listinfo/plt-scheme]
> Why not get rid of the admin message altogether?

Oh, I imagine it's an attempt to cut down on the number of `unsubscribe'
and other administrative messages that get posted to the list.
Determining how well this works is left as an exercise for the reader
(for full credit, be sure your answer explains the relatively high level
of `unsubscribe' traffic on debian-user, which has a similar tag in the

Doesn't mailman have an automatically-generated monthly reminder
message anyway?

> On Thu, 27 Jun 2002, Shriram Krishnamurthi wrote:

> > Eli Barzilay wrote:
> >
> > > BTW, talking about the mailing list -- is it possible to to have the
> > > administrative message at the bottom?
> >
> > No.  Sorry.  That's where I'd like it, too, and that's where it used
> > to be, but putting it there kills MIME.  I'm looking into upgrading
> > our mail manager, which may give me other options.

Rather odd; I've never seen that complaint on any of the other mailing
lists I'm on.  As a possibility, isn't there a MIME type specifically
for signatures?

> > The other thing I asked people for an opinion about is the
> > [plt-scheme] prefix in the Subject line.  Two people reacted violently
> > to it (no other verb seems appropriate), one or two were indifferent,
> > but several said they liked it and wanted it to stay there.  So stay
> > there it shall.

Count me in the indifferent camp --- I filter mailing lists into
separate folders based on other headers anyway.


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