– for the health of your programming language
Not just talking about syntactic sugar
Sugar makes it easier to swallow a bitter pill.
Sugar is anything that makes an immediate-term difficulty more palatable at the expense of long term codebase health.
Sugar can give you a boost of energy when you need to get over a hill but it’s not actually a suitable ingredient for building or repairing your body.
Once you start eating sugar, the meal is over.