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I totally agree. When a project using Java fails, people would never think to blame the choice of Java as a contributing factor. When a project using Haskell fails, people will consider Haskell to be contributing to its failure even if the root cause lies elsewhere (bad management, bad culture, etc).



Maybe not Java proper, but I've heard copious abuse heaped upon Hibernate.

Now, we shouldn't blame the tool, but the performance was bad, and the induced race conditions were a dagger to the heart for the project.




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