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Date 2014-02-04.11:28:14
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If operating systems always exposed accurate metadata and configuration settings, I'd agree with you. They don't though, so sometimes developers need to be able to override whatever the interpreter figured out automatically.

In addition, needing to cope with badly designed APIs is an unfortunate fact of life - that's why monkeypatching is only *discouraged*, rather than disallowed :)
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