It’s really nice to hear what you experienced.
IMO while I’m reading or appending a code to an already written one that was’t written by me, and suddenly I’m noticing a well-formatted codetag,
BUG for example, it gives me another perspective on the code, so for example, possibly when the system will produce a bug (which is wrong, but honestly — shit happens) maybe this codetag will help the ones who sit days and nights trying to fix it.
By the way, as of now, I didn’t see a lot of
FIXME codetags while appending code to an already written one, which is unfortunately both good and bad sign because the former is a sign for system stability but the latter is a sign for an undocumented instability (depends on the developer codetag writing priorities).
“…they didn’t want to be associated with that piece of code as it was clearly not great…” — well… ( ⚆ _ ⚆ )