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-If some code is only understandable in the context where it is invoked, the activity which is necessary in order to understand this code is to virtually take it and put it at the place of its invocation. It is essentially the same operation as inlining a variable or a method ​butr without actually doing so.+If some code is only understandable in the context where it is invoked, the activity which is necessary in order to understand this code is to virtually take it and put it at the place of its invocation. It is essentially the same operation as inlining a variable or a method ​but without actually doing so.
  
 Having to do mental inlining is a sign that there is a problem with the code. Either the variable or method carries a wrong, misleading or otherwise not understandable name. Or the whole concept the variable or method represents is wrong and should be revised. Having to do mental inlining is a sign that there is a problem with the code. Either the variable or method carries a wrong, misleading or otherwise not understandable name. Or the whole concept the variable or method represents is wrong and should be revised.
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