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On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:45 PM, Brandon Van Every <> wrote:
>  You Ain't Gonna Need It is the exact opposite philosophy from
>  future proofing.  Compare also, Worse Is Better.

If you believe in either of those philosophies, that last thing you
want to do is design a new language from the ground up when a suitable
library component is ready go. Rolling your own is comparable to
writing your own printf because you Ain't Gonna Need all of format
specifiers in the library version: it's a bastardization of the
philosophy, not adherence to it.

>  Since when is language design the bottleneck for tool adoption?

Since when did I say it was? :)