GitHub Copilot Research Finds “Downward Pressure on Code Quality”

Choice quotes from this Copilot research on GitHub:

  • using Copilot is strongly correlated with mistake code being pushed to the repo
  • current implementation of AI Assistants discourages code reuse
  • we have entered an era where code lines are being added faster than ever before. The better question for 2024: who’s on the hook to clean up the mess afterward
  • code generated during 2023 more resembles an itinerant contributor, prone to violate the DRY-ness of the repos visited

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