Proportion of code in GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 output

I read a post on reddit earlier from u/pete_68 earlier and I will share a snippet from below, as I really resonated with it.


It’s just gotten plain lazy about generating code. It sticks in all these placeholders like:

// put the logic here

or

// implement this like the one above

And I’d think this is them trying to save money, but then it will go on and on giving me all kinds of information about how it implemented it and why it made the design choices it did, which I couldn’t care less about. I just want the code. Again, can’t seem prompt this away. I explicitly have this in the GPT I built for coding, and it still does it all the time.


I don’t know how many other people feel the same, but I think it’s a lot. If it shortens code to save tokens (which is an assumption, I don’t really know) then why have it explain why it made the choices it did at the end in such detail?

It’s frustrating guys, I really hope this behavior gets trimmed from GPT-4.5