[TUHS] Proper use of TUHS (was Re: Typesetter C compiler)

Jim Capp jcapp at anteil.com
Fri Feb 3 08:47:50 AEST 2023

I love the topics and people on TUHS.  

But I also subscribed to COFF so I could pick up on interesting scraps not suitable for TUHS. 

> On Feb 2, 2023, at 5:41 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> ´╗┐On Thu, Feb 02, 2023 at 05:36:44PM -0500, Dan Cross wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 2, 2023 at 2:02 PM Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu> wrote:
>>> [snip] I don't
>>> have the energy to look through the tons of opinion posts about recent
>>> programming styles, to find the posts about actual Unix history which related
>>> to that compiler,
>>> [snip]
>> On a semi-related note....
>> I have found TUHS a valuable resource, not just for discussing Unix
>> history, but for gaining a deeper understanding of systems which
>> informs my present and that I imagine will influence my future work as
>> well.
>> However, lately it has become clear that this is not always a welcome
>> use of the list. I don't think COFF is universally appropriate for
>> that either.
> COFF lacks critical mass.  It's a common problem, you have a mailing list
> with enough people that it is interesting and it gets too noisy so the
> admin creates a more chatty list and only a small subset of the people
> pick that up.  I don't know how to fix that.
>> So, the question becomes: what _is_ that forum, if such a thing exists at all?
> Well, Hacker News was supposed to be really system-y.  I tried it for a while,
> there was some good stuff there but it was drowned out by wannabe hackers
> talking about trivial stuff as if it were interesting.  So I gave up.
> If you find a Unix/Systems sort of forum, that actually has something to
> say, let us know.
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> Larry McVoy           Retired to fishing          http://www.mcvoy.com/lm/boat

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