Making Existing Code Worse - Deepstash

Making Existing Code Worse

Here are a few wrong practices that usually make the code a bigger mess than what it was (not a complete list): 

  • If you Copy/Paste a code section to only change a line after that, you are simply Duplicating code.
  • If you need to use a value in multiple places, that value belongs in a configuration file.
  • When you can avoid Conditionals without sacrificing Readability, you should. The major problem with this is extending a function with a branch logic instead of introducing another function.

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