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You generally don't want things such as metrics to be on the critical path for the computation itself. What you're proposing is clean by functional programming standards, but it would probably effect performance because now computing the metrics is tied to the computation. You often want such things to be disjoint for both performance and software engineering reasons.

There's also the fact that in such distributed systems, the entity that consumes the result of the computation is generally not the same entity that consumes the metrics.




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