Re: Where is the FAQ?
From: Robert W Hand (rwhand_at_NOSPAMoperamail.com)
Date: Fri, 05 Mar 2004 09:10:27 -0500
On Fri, 05 Mar 2004 03:18:49 +0100, Martijn Lievaart <email@example.com>
>Greg Comeau has offered to host the FAQ, I'll provide the mirror. I'll
>be the maintainer, while Greg will be my backup. The technical details are
>hammered out soon. Many thanks to Greg! I assumed maintenership and was
>immediately swamped in work. Greg's a busy guy as well, but hopefully
>between us we'll manage. This all means (as I've stated al along), that
>the final URL for the FAQ will change.
>Some points to ponder over the weekend:
>- Do we make parts of boost on-topic? (I would like to!)
Since parts of boost are being added to the next C++ standard, I think
that we should make it on-topic.
>- What is the added value of this group over comp.lang.c(++)? Should
>this reflect in the FAQ? In our behaviour?
I think that this question is wonderful. We attract students and
other newbies for the most part. The regulars usually answer
questions without haughtiness. The posters' questions are usually
beginner questions. Beginner questions are often platform independent
except for questions about configuring the compiler and conio.h.
I agree that our faq should try to distinguish ourselves from the
>- Building on the previous point, what concequence do we put on the
>'learn' in acllc-c++. I would like this group to be more friendly to
>newbies, but without it becoming platform specific. Someone suggested to
>put up some web pages with common platform related problems (getting
>started, specific probles), any takers?
This came up in one of these threads recently. I would be willing to
put up something on Borland 5.5 command line. Their directions are
pretty good IIRC. To be really useful, it would be good to collect
some of the errors that real people have made while installing and
configuring their compilers. Would anyone be willing their errors?
> While you Americans get ready for the next election, we Europians
>get ready for the elections of the european parliament. Not that anyone
>cares, but it brings (me) a lot of work.
Headaches here. :-)
-- Best wishes, Bob