June 20, 2010

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Codemanship's Code Smell Of The Week - Duplicate Code (Part I)

Okay, so "of the the week" is probably a bit misleading. But it's a snappier title than "every few days, when I get a free 5 minutes"...

This time, it's some simple duplicate code I'm tackling. Two almost identical methods in the same class are refactored into a shared helper method and two method calls. Easy peasy, but we've all got to start somewhere.

Next week, I'll refactor a different kind of code duplication caused by copy-and-paste inheritence. Yeah, you know who you are!

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Posted 7 years, 10 months ago on June 20, 2010