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> So everyone agrees that's sane and normal and say putting their latest production release on a Windows 3.1 would not be a good idea. Why do we then do it with our programming environment?

Because people, convincing devs to adopt new ways is an uphill battle unless they have tried it themselves.

Joe Duffy's keynote at Rust Conf just went live, and one of the reasons of Midori's adoption failure was convincing Windows kernel devs of better ways of programming, in spite of them having Midori running in front of them.




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