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Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> > To micro-optimize in advance for every conceivable use case?
> >To design for the hardest
> > problems no matter what the cost in usability or popularity?
> No. Your (and other's) assertion is that you should design for the
> mainstream, and that we should use the "mainstream" technologies that
I've never said such a thing. You're swinging at a straw man.
I was an advocate of XML when it was called SGML and Python when most of
the Python programmers on the planet knew each other by name. I am still
contacted regularly for people who thank me for my help on explaining
DSSSL and groves to them. I don't embrace technologies because they are
I propose to use HTTP for web services type things because I've
researched its design and recognized that it is better designed for
these applications than the technologies being developed today with
considerably less thought and understanding. This thinking is not