In-reply-to » @markwylde No, it doesn't have to be this way, but it is (almost) always this way. When a programming language makes it too easy to manage dependencies, you inevitably get microdependencies. It doesn't help that many people learn JavaScript or Python as their first language. I see the opposite here, copying and pasting lazily instead of creating reusable code.

I mean, having a dependency to know if a number is odd or even is excessive

But at the same time if your language or runtime gives you these quick snippets is usually better that your own code, due to those “things you didn’t know you don’t know”. That’s why I have mixed feelings on copying and paste vs using a dependency vs reimplementing it yourself.

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