Interesting, that's exactly what I'd say about your comment...
The way I interpret the author's point is, with a lot of real-world programming/engineering experience also comes the appreciation of tradeoffs and priorities. Like, people don't use Electron because it's well-designed or efficient, but because it allows you to quickly and easily create new software that mostly works mostly everywhere. If you can come up with a better alternative, or substantially improve Electron, you should definitely do it!
Electron made many trade-offs indeed but writing "this is electron based so I'll not use it" and "great idea but unfortunately built with Electron, so I closed the tab" kind of comments on every bloody HN thread is extremely tiring.
Current GUI programs running on my computers:
- StumpWM :: not Electron
- emacs :: not Electron
- Firefox :: not Electron
- st :: not Electron
- Chromium :: not Electron
- dunst :: not Electron
- redshift :: not Electron
- xautolock :: not Electron
- nm-applet :: not Electron
From my own perspective, 'most desktop apps' are not written in Electron.
Can't tell if this is a joke or not.
Flash was a browser plugin allowed to run by default.
How are they even REMOTELY similar?!