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FWIW, I agree with you--I feel like there's a distinct "pull the ladder up behind you" notion in the land of bleeding-edge software (not just FP, but I'm lookin' that way), where a vocal and influential chunk of the community has decided (and enough others have followed along) that a certain kind of exclusive specificity and conscious choice of high-level vocabulary matters more than the other people who might benefit from the stuff. And then inertia means things don't get better.

Many programmers are bad at naming things. Many are bad at doc. None of this stuff is actually hard, it's just made hard and made unfriendly in unfortunate ways.

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