> On Jun 26, 2020, at 2:52 PM, Tyler Compton <xavi...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 10:52 AM David Riley <fraveyd...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, to this specific point: this exact approach, as with much of Go, 
>> embodies the Bell Labs approach to design (for better or for worse, and with 
>> good reason).  Sometimes we have to live with the artifacts of evolution.
> One interesting counterexample here is the GC and scheduler, which take on a 
> huge amount of complexity in the implementation to create a dead-simple 
> interface. It seems like Go is willing to take a worse-is-better approach 
> when the amount of interface complexity is relatively small.

Agreed, and this is a good point! Similar for even early Unix and the memory 
allocator.  Some things you have to make a simple interface for or no one will 
use them.

- Dave

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