Corey Redlien on last week’s Rich Siegel-v.-Drunkenbatman haxie-compatibility imbroglio:
Still, how about all of those other users out there who don’t
write in? They just had a bad experience with my software, and
it’s not my fault! For every one person who writes in with
their bad haxie-induced experience, there’s probably 100 that
don’t write in, and therefore are likely to get the impression
that my software stinks out loud. They don’t realize that their
haxie caused the problem. I’ve just lost money because of some
other program on their system. Money I would have loved to make
by fixing my code to work with their particular haxie, except
for the fact, that I probably can’t do anything about it!
Most regular users just don’t realize what they’re doing when
they install stuff.
I could have done without yet another analogy comparing haxies to after-market car add-ons, but this is a good take from the perspective of an app developer.