what's so difficult about namespace?

Kaz Kylheku kkylheku at gmail.com
Thu Nov 27 01:57:59 CET 2008


On 2008-11-26, Xah Lee <xahlee at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can you see, how you latched your personal beef about anti software
> crisis philosophy into this no namespace thread?

I did no such thing. My post was about explaining the decision process
that causes humans to either adopt some technical solution or not.

In doing so, I put on the ``hat'' of an Emacs Lisp, Javascript or C programmer.

If enough programmers share this type of perception (be it right or wrong),
that explains why there is no rush to add namespace support to these languages.

The theory is that the adoption of some technology is driven by
a function of the ratio:

   perceived crisis
   ----------------
   perceived pain of adoption

These perceptions may not be accurate. The crisis may be larger than perceived,
or the pain of adoption may be smaller than perceived.

But, you missed the point that I don't necessarily agree or disagree with the
perceptions. They are what they are.

> Nobody is saying that lacking namespace is a CRISIS.

I.e. you agree that it's not widely perceived as a crisis. Hence, small
numerator in the above ratio.



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