Adding more code is a code smell
software would be better if diff tools showed insertions as red and deletions as green— Steve Losh (@stevelosh) February 5, 2018
This tweet reminds me of another episode of The Bike Shed, in which they said:
- It's a smell that adding more code (green number in a PR) than code that's deleted (red number in a PR) when maintaining (not developing) a project.
- Because this may indicate that not enough refactoring were made.
I always feels happier when deleting code than adding code. Most of the times, less code is always better.