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Discussion on: How a developer broke the internet by un-publishing his package containing 11 lines of code

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Hung Luong

Exactly this. I remember when this happened a bunch of people went on to "lament" the downgrade of today's developers - because they didn't want to do this stupid function. Apparently being able to left-pad makes one a "true developer".

Obviously dependencies are bad, which means the real question here is why such a trivial function is not in the standard library in the first place.