Feature Envy

For the CodeSmell of the same name, see FeatureEnvySmell.

FeatureEnvy, related to DisciplineEnvy, is when a Weenie or language enthusiast sees a feature from another language that has no equivalent in his own, gets past the BlubParadox and actually recognizes the value in the feature, then, in a fit of jealous weeniedom, starts attempting to denigrate the feature to convince himself that it really isn't that great, that the language or paradigm of weeniedom will suffice, maybe even that it is too powerful and will obviously be abused to such a degree that it makes everyone else suffer. If the weenie is of the more vociferous sort, this is accompanied by a keen wailing that sounds vaguely like a proper argument.


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