On Sat, Jul 06, 2002 at 01:07:17AM +0900, Michael Campbell wrote:
> 
> Not to be a pedant, but this seems like a huge breakage of the POLS,
> if it bites everyone, no?   =)

I don't give a lot on the "Principle of least surprise":

1) It doesn't work for me: Ruby surprised me many times and I am happy
   about that.

2) Many people seem to "abuse" it in discussions: "The feature should
   be that way, because I expect (want) it that way. Else it would
   violate POLS."

So POLS is a nice thought, but I don't base too many decisions on it.

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marko schulz