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Re: Sometimes I'd Rather Punch Myself in the Headby xdg (Monsignor)
|on Dec 20, 2008 at 12:41 UTC
In case it wasn't clear, I was referring to responses to the "5 things" article and I was actually agreeing with you (or defending you) that one should be able to get on a bully pulpit and offer up a wish list without being told to get down and write some code.
FWIW, I'm on the p5p list, liked the class keyword idea you wrote (and re-wrote) -- albeit with feature (see next para) -- and stopped reading the threads in the end after it got too depressing to see endless objections to progress. (We're talking 5.12 for pete's sake, people!)
Regarding feature -- while it's annoying to stick use 5.NNN at the top of a file (which is what we have boilerplate and macros for), I thought that was the tradeoff so we could add new things and not break old things. That seemed like a perfect solution to the issue.
All the other objections people raised just seem pointless to me.
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