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I despise the constant knee-jerk reaction to "design patterns" as "scripture." There is a sizeable contingent who cannot accept design patterns at all, in the belief that design patterns are used only by -- in some nearly literal sense of the term -- religious zealots.

These people will eventually code an Adapter, but presumably they will not call it that.




I think it's a knee-jerk reaction to how the more zealotous members of the design patterns community have had knee-jerk reactions to people questioning the scripture status of the Design Patterns book.

Once a bunch of people get religious, another bunch of people will crop up to get religious against them in turn.

I think design patterns are useful and valid; but I think they should be evaluated individually within the context of a given programming language, not necessarily considered global.

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