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  I can't take Katz' suggestions for JavaScript seriously.
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  Naming names doesn't change the idea.
I’m confused! Are we judging ideas by the source or by their merits?



He named a name rather than challenge the suggestion ... I named a name to show that I am noticing a common quality in Katz' recent foray into JavaScript, that being his desire that it be like Ruby, the language for which he's best known.

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That's not what happened. You started out with "I can't take Katz' suggestions for JavaScript seriously." and he pointed out that it wasn't his, but Brendan Eich's proposal.

To which you answered "Naming names doesn't change the idea."

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For what it's worth, I've been writing JavaScript for longer than I've been writing Ruby, and have contributed rather extensively to JavaScript libraries over a number of years.

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