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Shit code is shit code no matter the circumstances surrounding its creation. The way I see it, the author got the solution to the problem all wrong. You should be able to criticize bad code, and if the criticism insults you, you should just swallow your pride. You aren't your code.

The problem, if any, isn't the criticism itself, but the lack of explanation. If you can argue for why a piece of code is shit in a way that will help other developers, please do!

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