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>Is it bad that not everyone understands Hegel or Heidegger? Does that make their writings less useful?

No, but programming languages are not like Hegel or Heidegger. They have network effects, and they need a good ecosystem.

It's more like a political/state philosopher (like Plato, Marx etc) or a reform theorist. If he could not get people on his platform he wouldn't have the influence he needed to influence policy, which would be bad for him.

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