Will Sorenson

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The Codex Skeptic FAQ

I also used to think it would be useful for API/glue code and [this](https://www.fast.ai/2021/07/19/copilot/) article persuaded me otherwise. The core of his argument is:

Most time coding is not taken up in writing code, but with designing, debugging, and maintaining code. When code is automatically generated, it’s easy to end up with a lot more of it....As a rule of thumb, less code means less to maintain and understand. Copilot’s code is verbose, and it’s so easy to generate lots of it that you’re likely to end up with a lot of code!

I can imagine code generation being useful for a solo project or prototype but it's hard to imagine it being useful for code that has to be maintained over time, at least until we have AGI. 

Covid 8/5: Much Ado About Nothing

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