“Code Smells” and other bad ideas.

One of the worst ideas I have ever encountered in the literature is this notion that we should just “know” when we’ve written bad code. This idea of “code smell” certainly has its place with experienced developers, but to use this idea when teaching inexperienced developers is like telling a first year spanish student who asks how to construct proper sentences “just say what sounds right to you.”

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