[m-dev.] referenced papers

Julien Fischer jfischer at opturion.com
Mon Aug 24 16:35:42 AEST 2015

On Mon, 24 Aug 2015, Peter Wang wrote:

> 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".

Aren't all the papers already in the www repository?


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