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> because you can also say

I don't think you can actually:D

I mean for each category of programmer there is a pretty clear line separating common knowledge from things you can't expect people to know. And for pretty much every category of programmer, if statements and category theory are the opposite ends of that line.

I mean I feel like you agree with this based on your first paragraph, his complaint isn't odd because it's saying you can't expect people to know category theory, it's because he thinks that category theory is necessary here.

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