claird at starbase.neosoft.com
Wed Mar 1 18:23:33 CET 2000
In article <20000301174808.A10405 at nl.linux.org>,
Gerrit Holl <gerrit at nl.linux.org> wrote:
><quote name="Cameron Laird" date="951900677" email="claird at starbase.neosoft.com">
>> I'm not so sanguine about c.l.p.platform. What are
>> examples of postings you anticipate there?
>COM, Windows programming using win32api, Unic programming such as
>processes and sockets, Mac programming with the Macintosh
I don't think it'll work.
I believe a c.l.p.ms-win would flourish (all honor to Mark,
whose creation in this domain is epic).
I anticipate, though, that if we had c.l.p.platform, the new-
comers with the most apt questions wouldn't understand that
"How do I use Python to script a font change in all my Word
documents in some directories, but not others?" belongs there.
They'd never get it, on their own. Never.
I suppose that, if the c.l.p community were very unified and
disciplined about redirecting traffic to .platform, it has a
chance. Could that happen? Aren't a lot of the best posters
doing this by way of the mailing list, anyway?
Incidental but not entirely tangential remark: are processes
and sockets specific to Unix? That surprises me.
Cameron Laird <claird at NeoSoft.com>
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