Quote > Public interest in minor details
Curiously enough, the volume of interest and public debate is often inversely proportional to the importance of a feature. The reason is that it is much easier to have a firm opinion on a minor feature than on a major one; minor features fit directly into the current state of affairs, whereas major ones - by definition - do not.

[Editor's note: while this was in the context of C++ language features, and the quote was found in a discussion of the semicolon terminator/separator, the observation can easily be generalized. Doing so is left as an exercise for the reader.]

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Attributed to :: Bjarne Stroustrup
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