As you may have noticed in the past year or so, activity has decreased
on scala-debate (e.g., only 1 new thread in January '17, down from
6 new threads in January '16.) While there are many reasons for this,
it is likely due to the emergence of several alternative channels that
tend to be more convenient to use than this list. Along with the downtick
in activity on scala-debate, we've seen an uptick over many months on the
many specialized gitter channels, in various GtiHub repositories, as well
as in our https://contributors.scala-lang.org Discourse forum/mailing
While scala-debate and the other specialized mailing lists
(scala-language, scala-internals, and scala-sips) have served us well
pre-GitHub move, pre-Gitter, the coordination of different parts of
Scala have moved to different channels, and conversations are
happening in numerous other places than this list.
For that reason, we have removed signups to scala-debate, and in
coming weeks we will shift scala-debate to read-only. (We will do
the same for a handful of other mailing lists such as scala-internals,
scala-language, and scala-sips). All conversations will remain archived
on Google Groups. The intended replacement for these lists is the
https://contributors.scala-lang.org Discourse forum/mailing list. So
please head over there and sign up if you're interested in
participating in discussions that previously belonged on
scala-internals, scala-sip, scala-debate, and scala-language.
As of now, these are the recommended channels for discussing Scala:
* Scala Contributors: https://contributors.scala-lang.org/ - a central place for
lasting, threaded discussions related to; development work on the
Scala compiler, Scala Improvement Proposal discussions (proposals for changes
to the language or compiler), Scala Platform discussions, or
debates/discussions typically found on scala-debate or scala-language. There
are tags for each of these topics in Discourse, so it's possible to subscribe
to only a subset of these topics.
Discourse is set up to be used in mailing list mode. That is, you
receive discussions to your inbox, and can reply to them via email.
It's also a forum that gives all kinds of statistics, upvoting, and
polls. You can do syntax highlighting etc, and posts can be written in
Please don't use gitter for community-wide discussions that are meant
to be persisted. Gitter is best for ephemeral discussions, quick
questions, chats, sanity checks, etc. If you want to promote a topic
for community-wide discussion that was hatched in a Gitter chat,
please do so in Scala Contributors. While Gitter is indexed by Google,
finding points made in Gitter tends to be difficult amongst all of the
other chats/jokes/etc that tend to take place there. Thus, arguments
or posts meant to be persisted belong on Scala Contributors.
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