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- Subject: Re: 15 years of lua-l
- From: Duncan Cross <duncan.cross@...>
- Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 12:07:40 +0000
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 12:02 PM, Luiz Henrique de Figueiredo
> [I was out of town on the precise date but I think it's worth mentioning it]
> The Lua mailing list was created 15 years ago, on Feb 20th, 1997.
> Since then, over 88000 messages have been posted.
> I estimate that we shall end 2012 with over 100000 messages!
> The traffic in lua-l has increased markedly in the couple of years,
> as can be seen in http://www.lua.org/lua-l-stats.html
> The number of subscribers has also increased markedly.
> Perhaps this reflects the popularity of Lua in more applications.
> Perhaps surprisingly for a list of its size and age, the signal-to-noise ratio
> in the list remains quite high, mainly because of those who generously
> share their expertise with the whole Lua community.
> I trust we can keep lua-l friendly and welcoming, and full of good advice.
> On behalf of the Lua team, I thank you all for joining and helping others.
> I close, as I have before, by repeating what we said in the HOPL paper:
> We have been fortunate that the Lua list is very friendly and at the
> same time very technical. The list has become the focal point of the
> Lua community and it has been a source of motivation for improving Lua.
Hear hear. Here's to the next 15 years! :)