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From [email protected] Tue Feb 18 00:11:48 1992 Flags: 000000000201 Date: Sun, 18 Feb 90 14:49:11 EST From: [email protected] (david carlton) Newsgroups: news.announce.newsgroups,news.groups,comp.lang.misc Subject: CALL FOR DISCUSSION: comp.lang.functional Reply-To: [email protected] (david carlton) Followup-To: news.groups Organization: Harvard University Science Center   Cambridge, MA Keywords: posted   Having neglected to have followed proper procedure before, and having seen some measure of support for this group, I am now posting an official call for discussion for the proposed group comp.lang.functional.  The purpose of the group would be to discuss functional programming languages and issues related for them.  Such a group is, I believe, necessary (or at least useful) since there are currently no newsgroups for functional languages, and hence no groups suitable for discussion other than perhaps comp.lang.misc, and it strikes me as a bad thing that such an important (and growing in importance) class of computer languages are being left out.  Comments?   David Carlton [email protected] husc6!husc4!carlton   From carlton%[email protected] Tue Feb 18 00:30:47 1992 Flags: 000000000201 Date: Mon, 12 Mar 90 23:15:13 EST From: carlton%[email protected] (david carlton) Subject: Call for votes: comp.lang.functional Newsgroups: news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, comp.lang.misc, comp.lang.scheme Followup-To: poster Reply-to: carlton%[email protected] (david carlton) Distribution: world Keywords: posted       Here's the official call for votes for comp.lang.functional.  It will be an unmoderated group for the discussional of functional programming and functional programming languages.  By 'functional programming' is meant programming without side effects and in a context where functions are first class objects.  It isn't necessary that the language itself be purely functional, so scheme, ml, etc. are valid topics for discussion; but only the functional aspects of not purely functional languages should be discussed.      The voting period will last from March 13 to April 3, inclusive. Votes should be mailed to [email protected], husc6!husc4!carlton, and should contain a subject of the form i vote {YES, NO} for comp.lang.functional as proposed.      The group will then be created, after a 5 day waiting period, if 100 more YES votes than NO votes are received and if at least 2/3 of the votes are YES votes.   david carlton [email protected] husc6!husc4!carlton [email protected]    
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