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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-09 14:41:03

David Abrahams wrote:

>> Two topics which bore some readers are the CVS repository and fixing
>> libraries to work with broken compilers. So we might agree on
>> CVS and CFIX (or similar) in the subject lines.
>> Is this a worth a try?
>No, I don't think so. But please be democratic and outvote me if
>I like "portability" or just "porting" much better than "CFIX".

Are you arguing against the concept, or a particular choice of keywords?

> This could
>get complicated. What If I'm just interested in porting to BCC and
>CodeWarrior? I'd still have to read message bodies to filter those out.

I wasn't suggesting we do anything complex. Just pick a few (4-6) common
topics and ask people to make sure some otherwise unlikely word or word
appears in the subject. Doesn't have to be a full word, either. "Thread"
would cover "Threads", "Threading", "Threaded", etc. Sub-categories are
overkill, IMO.

How about:

     Compiler, MSVC, VC, CodeWarrior, CW, BCC, egcs, gcc, and similar
specific compiler keywords. (All as a single filter; not separate

>How about we just try to keep the subject lines descriptive?

That alone doesn't help those trying to do automated filtering.


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