[m-dev.] referenced papers

Peter Wang novalazy at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 16:12:33 AEST 2015

On Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:59:23 +1000 (AEST), "Zoltan Somogyi" <zoltan.somogyi at runbox.com> wrote:
> In several modules of the compiler and library, and probably other
> directories as well, we reference papers that provide the basis for
> the module, or are otherwise relevant to its understanding. The
> references often include URLs, but these links can go dead.
> (This email is motivated by finding one such dead link.)
> I think we should add a new directory to the mercury git module
> in which we can store our own copies of these papers. We would still
> of course say where the paper appeared and what the original URL
> we fetched it from was, but a link going dead won't make the paper's
> contents inaccessible. By putting the paper on the web, the authors
> have implicitly agreed that this is fine for people to do.
> Any disagreements? Any preferences as to the name of the new
> directory?

If anything, it should be a new git repository, e.g. "papers".


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