Proposal: Programming Language Design and Implementation

Programming Language Design and Implementation has collected the necessary number of commitments to proceed to the Private Beta phase, where you will be able to ask and answer questions and show that your subject has sufficient interest to make it as a full Stack Exchange Site!

This private beta phase is an important stepping stone, and its success relies on the committers inviting other people from the programming language design and implementation community to create high-quality questions and answers about this subject for it to progress from private beta to public beta.

During private beta, the site will not be visible from the rest of the network but may be accessed by visiting the Area 51 proposal or through a link shared by an existing user. If the proposal meets specific activity targets and contains high-quality content, it will go public and be visible from the network as a beta site.

The current plan is to start the private beta the week of May 16th, so start thinking of questions you want to ask and people you want to invite!

If you have any questions about this, please let me know.

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    Why May 16? That seems rather late and gives people plenty of time to forget about their commitment.
    – Isaiah
    Commented Apr 19, 2023 at 22:32
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    @Isaiah With the current workload, this is the soonest we could schedule it. Rest assured we still remember how to launch one.
    – SpencerG StaffMod
    Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 13:21
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    We appreciate all the staffs work setting this up, even if it takes a bit longer
    – mousetail
    Commented Apr 20, 2023 at 18:31
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    @Isaiah My advanced hindsight capabilities say that turned out not to be true. Commented May 24, 2023 at 10:58

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I am answering this because the stuff I want to say will exceed the comment character limit.

First of all, I am ecstatically happy right now, it's been a dream of mine to help create a new SE site ever since I joined SE back in '21 (2021, obviously.) I'd like to thank everyone who committed, even though I did not create this proposal. I cannot stress it enough that each and every one of you who committed has helped us reach this absolutely amazing and astonishing milestone, and I cannot thank you enough.

Here's to hoping we can build this site up high!

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