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The British government is an excellent example of legacy architecture that never gets refactored.

"What's this 'monarch' piece for?"

"Oh, well it used to be really important, and everything was tied into it, but then we distributed its functions and never actually uncoupled everything from it. Don't touch it, you'll break something."

@alexbuzzbee It's been refactored a number of times, usually for the worse.

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