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1 point by evanrmurphy 2530 days ago | link | parent

> The need to treat libraries as black boxes is holding back programming language design. It forces the set of inputs a library can accept to grow monotonically, causing a sort of tragedy of the commons.

Very interesting idea. So what are you proposing, that library users be more willing to hack internals instead of always wishing for endless customizability from the outside?

> reread and mulled over: [...]

That link didn't work for me. Is this the same story? http://www.miller-mccune.com/culture-society/a-psychological...

Update: waterhouse and his unmatched internet-fu beat me to correct the link.