On Mar 2, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Mark Volkmann wrote:

> I'll admit to why I did this. It's probably the reason you would  
> guess. I was perhaps being a little lazy. It's cumbersome to have  
> to sign up for the mailing list of every Ruby library if you don't  
> anticipate needing to use them very much. I just wanted to try out  
> RubyInline. I was hoping that I could get a quick answer without  
> having to signup for another mailing list, post there, wait for an  
> answer, and unsubscribe. I thought I could sneak that through since  
> there was an announcement about RubyInline on this list. I  
> understand your concern though, so I'll sign up and ask my question  
> on that list.

Filing a bug != subscribe to mailing list.

My whole point was that mailing lists are fleeting and not even  
remotely guaranteed to be tracked over time. That is why we have bug  
dbs in the first place.