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George Katsanos

Rich, I love Svelte, it's really great. Nevertheless, I am a firm believer we should fix issues at their core and not by hiding them or abstracting them under a rug. I haven't worked with WC's but I will say this: The success of Web Components and any Native solution not driven by one single company, is probably not aligned with the interests of the Frameworks and the companies behind them (such as FB) which eventually have an agenda: to push their framework and benefit from the popularity amongst the engineering community, attract developers and eventually convert that power into cash and influence.

It should be obvious to all of us that if we would focus all our efforts in the Platform and stop reinveting the wheel in a series of API changes and rewrites and migrations, we would have a lot more free time to focus on the real reason we are in this job which is to deliver fast, stable, secure, user-friendly interfaces.