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In the case of building a nuclear reactor, the knowledge one relies on must be vetted by experts.

In the case of building web apps and such, sure, why not put it out there ASAP?

Huh. I guess I didn't succeed in getting my point across. I suppose it is a it subtle so I shouldn't be surprised. What I was expressing skepticism for was not whether or not things should be uploaded early to Arxiv, but whether Arxiv should subsequently be considered the reference for that work, rather than preferring a peer-reviewed path.

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