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Discussion on: Observables, Reactive Programming, and Regret

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I love this post (1 year later). RxJS is amazingly powerful and terrible. The complexity that can get introduced with pipes, the callback hell (nested switchMaps that need catchError) that that community spent so long getting rid of all of a sudden became ok again in RxJS. Nobody can write good RxJS code unless they've been doing it for a year. The amount of time seniors have spent walking juniors through an RxJS pipe (and then the amount of time juniors have spent trying to make a change in that pipe and understand what they've done) is massive.

But, as you said, Observable itself is golden.

Go for it - split out the Observable into a separate package and make RxJS 7 depend on it!

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