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Messy code is harder to debug.

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person (thinking): “this function is 100 lines??? who named these variables?!?!” (annotation: it was me)

Doing a tiny bit of refactoring can make things easier, like: - rename variables or functions - format it with a code formatter (go fmt, black, etc.) - add comments - delete old/untrue comments

Don’t go overboard with the refactoring though: making too many changes can easily introduce new bugs.

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