Sometimes you can see a problem in a different way and rewrite it so that a special case goes away and becomes the normal case. And that’s good code.
To me , the sign of good people I really want to work with is that they have good taste.
This is a small example , Good Taste is much bigger than this.
Good taste is about really seeing the big patterns, and kind of instinctively and knowing what’s the right way to do things.