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Some bug fixes are a little counterintuitive. Otherwise you would have written the code that way in the first place! You might think:

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person (thinking): “I’ll remember why I added this code, I spent 5 hours this is a debugging it!

this is a trap!!!!!

Adding a comment can help future you (or your coworkers!) avoid accidentally reviving a bug later.

person (thinking): ooh, I could simplify this code!

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