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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.
- An anti-pattern is a smell if it manifests somewhere in the code.
- Copy and Paste Programming is a methodological anti-pattern but not a code smell as it does not directly manifest in the code. Duplicated Code is the corresponding smell (and also an anti-pattern).
- Shotgun Surgery is a code smell which is rather a symptom than an anti-pattern.
- There are smells on different levels of abstraction: code smells and design smells
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glossary/smell.txt · Last modified: 2021-10-20 20:16 by christian