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David Kamer

Anytime someone says "never" they're probably misinformed

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Benjamin Philippe Applegate

Never use COBOL to build your website frontend.

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David Kamer

Sort of an extreme case that no one would ever say, but I'll bite.

Compile from web assembly to create in browser COBOL learning tool?

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Benjamin Philippe Applegate

Man someone should make that. Instead of hearing about COBOL's crappiness, you coyld experience it firsthand.

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David Kamer

Yep, that would be awesome lol.

I think this post is better viewed from the perspective of when a person brings something up like "I do it this way" and someone responds "You should never do that".

Sure there are edge cases when someone says something like "I want to do DOM manipulation with MySQL" but still there is a vein of truth where maybe the meant they want to store templates in a database and execute them through Ajax requests... So even with the biggest conceivable edge case there still is an exception to the "never" unless it is entirely nonsensical.