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Rewrite speed is a terrible, no-good, very-bad metric

Someone on the internet is making the point that Go is awesome because they rewrote a Java service in Go in ¼ the time it took to write the original Java service. This misconception must be stopped once and for all. Off the top of my head: I’ve rewritten Ruby code in Java more quickly with more features than the original Ruby code was written. Same for Python. I’ve rewritten Python in C# more quickly than the original Python was written.…

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