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When language features invite their friends
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Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: October 25, 2011
When a significant new feature is added to a language, it is quite common that the new feature necessitates, or at least encourages, the addition of other new features as well — for better or worse. In this installment of Language designer's notebook, Brian Goetz discusses how language features invite their friends with them.
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