I've heard the phrase "We use the right tool for the right job" so often that it has lost all of its meaning. Most of the time it's used as a justification for using what everyone else is using or what someone has been using all the time without looking at anything else. It's not even subtle, because when you ask "Why is this the right tool?" said folks will give you answers like "Because we've always done it like that, and there are plenty of people also doing it like that!".


@raichoo I have a straw man philosophical point on this: "the right tool for the job" is only a good answer when explaining why something took longer than expected.

Sometimes you find a task and think maybe something other than your usual tools will accomplish this better, so you invest the time to try out the new thing. If it works out, that thing goes in your tool belt, and the next time around it's the right choice mostly because it's something you're familiar with.

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