mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Sat May 13 17:59:13 CEST 2000
=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Fran=E7ois_Pinard?= <pinard at iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
> "Carl Page" <carlp at findpage.com> writes:
> > The modern replacement (IMHO) for newsgroups is web-archive backed
> > email groups.
> Let me vehemently disagree! :-)
> I rather hate Web archive email. One has just no means to handle
> high volume efficiently, and has to be on-line all the time
> (something I cannot afford).
Still in agreement.
> More traditional newsreaders like Gnus are undoubtedly less flashy,
> but they do the job _much_ better.
Yes, gnus is far better. One of my favourite things is viewing
mailing lists more or less as if they were newsgroups.
> P.S. - If I ought to handle Web archives, and I it occurred a few times by
> now, I swallow everything I can, and turn what I got into newsgroups (using
> ad hoc Python scripts :-), before starting to read for real. It's a lot
> of work for me, but I've the feeling that I win time on the overall process.
Did you know you can get mbox format archives for all of the
python.org mailing lists? Look in
Then just dump the file in nnmail-procmail-directory and you're away!
well, take it from an old hand: the only reason it would be easier
to program in C is that you can't easily express complex problems
in C, so you don't. -- Erik Naggum, comp.lang.lisp
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