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Smell

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Definition

A smell is either an anti-pattern or a symptom which hints that there might be a deeper problem in the code or in the design.

Description

  • An anti-pattern is a smell if it manifests somewhere in the code.
  • There are smells on different levels of abstraction: code smells and design smells

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glossary/smell.txt · Last modified: 2013-08-11 10:59 by christian