Please stop calling it “magic”

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    The API and real-time application framework

    > in fact we all use metaprogramming on a regular basis

    No, I write Go code. Everything is very explicit.

    Magic is not derogatory; it simply denotes that often the developer using such constructs does not fully understand the implications.

    A prime example of this is Feathers[1], a node framework that manages to be insecure by default to enable fast prototyping. I've seen swiss cheese results of using it more often than the opposite.


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