Matthieu Moy <> writes:

> The POSIX guys shouldn't move faster than the Windows guys can follow.

That is a very good summary.

It does not mean everybody must always crawl at the same pace as the
slowest people.  But it is one of the important things we should
consider, when we have choices to make (e.g. "do we write this in
Python", "do we write it using this Perl module we haven't depended
on", etc.), to pick the one that does not make others work harder
than necessary---it affects the trade-offs.

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