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Reason ∞ to avoid tech debt: Newcomers to your codebase won't realize your temp hack from N years ago was a temp hack, and will copy it when they're using existing code as a guide to implement similar functionality. And then you'll see it in a code review and kick yourself.

@ellotheth or even worse, I've seen a senior developer defending that copying in the code review as "it's important to maintain consistency in the code base"

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