Code Smell 33 — Abbreviations

Abbreviating is very important so that we look smart and save memory and mind space

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Problems

  • Bad Naming
  • Declarativeness
  • Ambiguity
  • Readability
  • Premature Optimization

Solutions

Examples

  • Function naming
  • Package naming
  • Class Naming

Sample Code

Wrong

Right

Detection

Some “modern” and shinny languages enforce this bad practice. So we should wisely choose a good language instead.

Tags

Conclusion

The concept of reference arose from the variable.

Many people wondered why mathematicians can work with such short variables, and computer scientists cannot.

For mathematicians, once entered into a formula, variables lose all semantics and become indistinguishable.

Our brain wastes a lot of energy figuring out what is the meaning of an abbreviation.

It is 2020, We need to write software for humans, not for compilers.

Relations

More info

A long descriptive name is better than a short enigmatic name. A long descriptive name is better than a long descriptive comment.

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