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Re: Procedural (non-technical) point about freezing the cat and hat combinators before they've even been defined (was Re: Shadow DOM: Hat and Cat -- if that's your real name.)

From: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:50:10 +0000
To: "dglazkov@google.com" <dglazkov@google.com>
CC: "<www-style@w3.org>" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D951CEB6-CBCE-407A-9B79-2FAE4018E758@adobe.com>

On Feb 5, 2014, at 11:28 AM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com>

> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:18 AM, Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com> wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2014, at 10:47 AM, Dimitri Glazkov <dglazkov@google.com> wrote:
> >
> > Given how much growth Polymer had seen in the recent months, I expect these features to start getting used pretty actively.
> >
> Would you mind sharing some of the data behind this assumption? I must be spending all my time with all the wrong people because I don't get that impression at all. Last time someone told me about Polymer, it was as part of the sentence "I started Polymer and then all the lights in the building dimmed". Not kind, probably unfair, but in line with what the rest of the still small amount of feedback I've heard on the topic. Needless to say, your confident assurances of around-the-corner success sound totally wishful to me. And it's possible I'm not alone?
> I don't have anything other than empirical observations: watching participation on polymer-dev list, the number of forks and PRs on github, and the overall interest on Twitter.
> Also -- "confident assurances of around-the-corner success"? That's just mean. I didn't say anything of a kind.

"I expect these features to start getting used pretty actively."
"Personally, I am convinced that we've invested more than enough into ensuring that we've got the right thing for the Web platform and built enough confidence by proofing the concepts…etc"

If you don't mean to come across as assuming success, you're doing it wrong :)

And yes, this dramatically conflicts with the disturbingly small feedback I've heard on Polymer in the past year or so. Sorry. Reality can seem quite mean, especially when it's unevenly distributed.
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