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 artificial intelligence
comp.arch computer architecture
comp.bbs Bulletin board system system discussion and advertisement
comp.dcom.telecom telecommunications systems
comp.dsp Digital signal processing Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. OpenGL
comp.infosystems.gemini Gemini space Wikis
comp.lang.asm.x86 assembly language for x86-based computer systems.
comp.lang.c C programming language
comp.lang.c++ C++ programming language 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 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 Information retrieval X window system KDE desktop environment

Historical groups[edit]

Newsgroup Topic
comp.sources.unix Postings of public-domain sources for Unix. (Moderated) Discussion about Sun Microsystems NeWS and PostScript related technologies.

It often got hijacked by users that weren't aware of the original purpose of the group, believing it was a newsgroup about Windows and Microsoft. This often led to flame wars between the long time users, who were upset from this situation, and the unaware users.

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