When I review the changes in a pull request, I sometimes stumble upon a comment with a "TODO" note which may be there for different reasons, in our case mostly because of:
- the solution used to solve a problem can be improved, but would require significantly more time investment. An author chose a quicker solution but put a comment that a better option is potentially available
- there is a temporary code to workaround an existing bug that should be fixed soon
TODOs generally stay in the codebase for the lifetime of the codebase, how should I react to them in a pull request? How can I politely request to avoid it, or if it is really justified, how can I make sure the author of the PR would follow it up later in the future?