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How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: This whole debacle mirrors Gamergate

"Javascript kids - is it really so hard to download common code onto your own website having checked it first "

Exactly! Is it any wonder that pages take so long to load when shitty little bits of code any beginner could knock up have to be dragged in as *live* dependencies from some 3rd party server? WTF are these people thinking? FFS, this left-pad thing was one of the exercises in BASIC programming in GCE "O" level Computer Studies (No kids, that wasn't a mistake, GCE predates GCSE, yes THAT long ago) back in about 1979 when I took the exam.

For that matter, WHY are there even code snippets like that even made available for live linking? No one could possibly own any IP on such a simple and obvious technique.

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