July 12, 2010

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Codemanship's Code Smell Of The Week - Comments

Many people have been brought up to see comments as a good thing, but experience has taught us that in reality not only are they an indicator of code that is difficult to understand, but they create a burden on us because they so quickly get out of step with the code and become misleading and unhelpful - like all documentation.

In this example, Jason Gorman (that's me!) demonstrates refactoring comments out of a method to make the code self-explanatory.

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Posted 7 years, 9 months ago on July 12, 2010