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Learning the minutiae of a language is important, sure, but I can't fathom why you'd willingly introduce unnecessary fragility or overthink into your codebase.

Ideally, your goal as a hacker is to make cool shit. Your goal is not syntax.

This is precisely correct. "Don't do x, except in one or two cases where you have to, and then you can hack around it using y instead of x" - rather than "use x by default."

Simplicity should win; but alas, being one of the cool kids is more important.

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