Never use a working template

A common feature of many IDE are templates, which greatly speed writing code. People often create their own “cut-and-paste” templates as well.

An important rule to remember here is that no template should ever “work” out of the box. This way, if (for whatever reason!) you don’t fill it in, you know it will fail fast. This helps avoid bugs that can be quite subtle: template code which fails slowly. 🙂
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