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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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