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But there are other benefits. You need to make a compromise and there is no win-win situation. It is true that the 10 lines version is totally obvious for everyone, but I do not agree it will make easier to understand a complex piece of code. If I fill my screen with a function that makes a simple comparison, I will need an IDE and at least a couple of monitors for a function that actually makes something, I will not be able to understand the code because I will be too busy navigating it.

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