In-reply-to » @markwylde No, it doesn't have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn't help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language.

are there other examples?

Python, Ruby, Perl, Rust. Sometimes even Go. There’s a little bit of this in every language with an official package manager. I’d say Python and NodeJS are the worst offenders, though.

I feel like I pick on NodeJS / NPM too much

I don’t think we pick on NodeJS/NPM enough.

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