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Comment author: Vaniver 01 December 2016 09:20:27PM 4 points [-]

How is the LW codebase so awful?

Age, mostly. My understanding is Reddit was one of the first of its kind, and so when building it they didn't have a good sense of what they were actually making. One of the benefits of switching to something new is not just that it's using technology people are more likely to be using in their day jobs, but also that the data arrangement is more aligned with how the data is actually used and thought about.

Comment author: jackk 05 December 2016 04:34:02AM 0 points [-]

It's also tied to some pretty old versions of Python and various libraries, and people often need help just getting the development server going.