On 8/5/06, Piotr Kalinowski <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<br>> Yes, yes. I'm simply not sure if making changes only to reach more and<br>> more people is good.<br><br>These changes are good as long as they possibly add something valuable beside popularity and they don't introduce significant downsides. My point was that the act of striving to increase the popularity of one's favourite language, it is neither a negative nor an unnatural pursuit. I agree though that it should be done intelligently and with a broader aim in mind.
<br><br>> I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean. Would you care to elaborate on it?<br><br>Sure. I meant that among small communities some individuals feel "special" for being part of these elite groups. It's a way to feel different, better, or something along these lines. Therefore they are afraid of any attempt to considerably increase the popularity of their group, because in their minds they would loose their special status (they can't brag they're Haskell hackers if the rest of the world programs in Haskell as well).
<br><br>Regards,<br>Antonio<br>-- <br>My Ruby blog: <a href="http://antoniocangiano.com">http://antoniocangiano.com</a><br>My Italian community: <a href="http://www.visualcsharp.it">http://www.visualcsharp.it</a><br>