comp.* hierarchy

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The comp.* hierarchy is a major class of newsgroups in Usenet, containing all newsgroups whose name begins with "comp.", organized hierarchically.

comp.* groups discuss various computer, technology, and programming issues. Some groups can even offer peer-to-peer technical support.

Partial list of comp.* groups[edit]

Newsgroup Topic
comp.ai artificial intelligence
comp.dcom.telecom telecommunications systems
comp.dsp Digital signal processing
comp.graphics.apps.photoshop Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
comp.graphics.api.opengl OpenGL
comp.internet.services.wiki Wikis, such as Wikipedia
comp.lang.asm.x86 assembly language for x86-based computer systems.
comp.lang.c C programming language
comp.lang.c++ C++ programming language
comp.lang.java.help Java programming language help
comp.lang.javascript Javascript programming language
comp.lang.perl.misc Perl programming language
comp.lang.python Python programming language
comp.os.linux.misc Linux operating system
comp.os.minix Minix operating system
comp.programming Miscellaneous discussion of programming
comp.robotics.misc All aspects of robots and their applications
comp.robotics.research Academic, government and industry research in robotics
comp.software-eng software engineering
comp.soft-sys.matlab MathWorks calculation and visualization package
comp.sources.d any computer sources
comp.sources.wanted Requests for software and bug fixes
comp.theory Theoretical computer science
comp.theory.cell-automata cellular automata
comp.theory.self-org-sys Self-organizing systems
comp.theory.dynamic-sys Ergodic theory and dynamical systems
comp.theory.info-retrieval Information retrieval
comp.windows.x X window system
comp.windows.x.kde KDE desktop environment

Historical groups[edit]

Newsgroup Topic
comp.sources.unix Postings of public-domain sources for Unix. (Moderated)

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