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I can't imagine any reason to not be positive and constructive, no matter how bad the code is.

If the code is bad, then improve or replace it, and do your best to help that developer improve his own skills, so this wont happen again.

If code output is constantly bad, then fire the developer, but there's also no reason to be condescending here.

I just can't see that treating a developer (or anyone else) like shit is going to have any positive outcome considering the current market for developers, where demand is much higher than supply.

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