"comp.sys.3b2" and "comp.sources.3b2" anyone?

Jim Mercer jim at lsuc.on.ca
Wed Jan 30 07:09:52 AEST 1991

In article <1991Jan28.152827.8986 at mthvax.cs.miami.edu> aem at mthvax.cs.miami.edu writes:
>It seems that it would make more sense from the beginning to have a
>comp.sys.3b and comp.sources.3b since neither the unix-pc nor the u3b
>hierarchies are exactly high volume, then in the future if it was
>warranted subgroups comp.*.3b.1, comp.*.3b.2 could have been created.

comp.sys.3b1 got away with using a digit in the first position of a name.

i think comp.sys.3b.1 would cause real havoc as some programs may get confused
as to whether /usr/spool/news/comp/sys/3b/1 is an article or a group.

i was amazed no-one brought this up during the discussions for c.s.3b1

(not that i care, our system seems to be doing fine)

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