lambda case

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at
Mon Dec 3 16:03:22 CET 2012

Brent Yorgey <byorgey at> writes:

> Oh, PLEASE people.  Let's not have another round of bikeshedding about
> this AFTER the feature is already implemented!

This is not an argument about the colour of the bikeshed. In
terms of that analogy, this has gone something like this:

Someone says the bikeshed doorknob is hard to turn and we should
have a handle. There’s some discussion, I say maybe, but lets
not do it unless we have a good design. Someone else comes up
with the beginnings of a good design for a handle, but there’s
no consensus about that and it all goes quiet. Some time later a
voice says that if nobody does anything it’ll get forgotten
(which is what I was hoping would happen). I repeat that it’s
better not to do it without a good design and nod off. When I
wake up, a handle has been installed by hot-melt glueing a bit
of rough sawn timber to the doorknob. I complain. Another voice
tells me to shut up, we’ve done it now.

  — Jón

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