re: Do You Copy And Paste Code? VIEW POST


How do you feel about using copied code?

I've seen in code comment with just a link to StackOverflow(SO hereafter). When asked why the code was used, the dev didn't know how it worked.

But I could not bring that in a meeting because I was guilty of doing the same, also causing a bug and hindering the bug fix (as I had to understand the code first).

So I "feel" that it's quite bad practice because one might need to change the copy-pasted code not because of a bug but also due to a business logic change. It'd slow down the person who used the code without knowing but also others who have to take it over.

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