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Dave Stewart

Hey Harry,

Really nice article.

I thought it was brave to make the “coding” argument seeing as your area is CSS, but your examples transfer surprisingly well to straight code, and I think you did a great job with your analogies – in fact I’d go so far to add that debt interest (hacks on hacks on hacks) is exponential; it’s so much more difficult to understand the primary intent and then fix bad code when it’s teetering on a Jenga tower of prior hacks.

I’m writing a similar article at the moment very much in the same vein, having spent the last few years being pulled into some super-spaghetti junction projects to refactor them, and I’ll definitely reference this article.

All the best!