John Barton johnjbarton at
Sat Jun 28 09:48:20 PDT 2014

On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 9:03 AM, Kevin Smith <zenparsing at> wrote:

>> Static checking on exported members feels odd.
> Static checking of imports and exports has well-known advantages and would
> help the long-term viability of the language.

Enumerating these specific advantages would inform this discussion.  These
advantages are not well-known. Many developers have experienced the
disadvantages of complex systems of rules and thus favor simple solutions
over ones with theoretical advantages. Explaining the benefits concretely
would help them balance the well-known costs.

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