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I don't mind having (software-)architectural discussions, but I do feel they're most valuable when people discuss concrete challenges and use cases, rather than vague intuitions about what's "cleanest". For example:

"Don't repeat yourself" is just a means to an end. The goal is to make it easier to apply future changes that should affect different parts of your code base.

But if they evolve independently, then you're only making things more complex to make them even harder in the future.

I've started seeing words like "modularity" and "generic" as red flags. They're not good in and of themselves: they have to serve a purpose.

Are we going to use these modules? Is this generic over likely future use cases? Are other likely future changes not made more complex?

@vinnl I agree completely, or like the sticker I have on my laptop says: "Show me the code or shut the #@!* up!" xD

I know that's a bit rude, but when programming/architecture discussions get too long without a concrete use-case, you're just talking about a silver bullet that doesn't exist. A solution may be great for one context and bad for another.

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