from Signal v. Noise: “The man behind Apple’s design magic”:
There’ s a parallel here with software too. The best hackers understand that they can not only change their programs, but they can also change the language that defines and limits the programs they write. An example close to home is Ruby on Rails. Our products are built out of Rails. But it’s not a one-way street. Our team is constantly looking at what can be changed and improving Rails based on what the products need to do.
‘change the language that defines and limits…’ is hitting a home run in a research paper. One day, I hope to do that.