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David Golden
December 30, 2017 16:07
Re: We need a language design process.
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On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 7:12 PM, Rocco Caputo <> wrote:

> Expectations have been managed poorly.  One solution is to take a hard
> line on experimental features.  If the public knows the Porters mean
> business, they'll stop YOLOing so much, and the flag might work as
> originally intended.

I think this is right.  This given/when situation is the first real test of
the experimental designation.  If p5p blinks removing an experimental
feature because of breakage -- notwithstanding the unusual retroactive
application -- then p5p loses all credibility over the meaning of the term.

I think either 'given/when' has to go, or 'experimental' has to go.


David Golden <> Twitter/IRC/GitHub: @xdg

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