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The Dead Code Society   ↦

Fun idea coming from Pinterest’s engineering team:

engineer Chris Lloyd created the #dead-code-society Slack channel to be “a sombre place for remembering [—]-only diffs.” Messages are prefixed by a :tombstone: and include links to diffs that contain only file or line deletions.

Dead code is worth celebrating, for sure. I love deleting it even more than I love writing it.

Retired code remains in source control history to be remembered and consulted, but it no longer occupies a prominent place in our workspaces, build systems, or cognitive periphery.


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