Cult-like behaviour [was Re: Kindness]

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Jul 15 17:53:17 EDT 2018

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 7:02 AM, Jim Lee <jlee54 at> wrote:
> On 07/15/18 13:30, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> It doesn't matter what Twitch is, except for the fact that it is a
>> platform for HUMANS to communicate with HUMANS. Ultimately, that is
>> what matters. Pick any other web site or communication protocol you
>> please.
>> ChrisA
> Yes, and for *that*, language matters;  but, for a vast array of programming
> tasks that *don't* involve global communications, it's an added level of
> complexity with zero benefit.  It would be *nice* to be able to turn support
> on or off, depending on the requirements of the individual program or,
> better yet, be able to simply ignore the feature(s).

Okay. Show me something where language doesn't matter, but you still
need characters.


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