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Book notes: Clean Code - Chapter 5

ciochetta profile image Luis Felipe Ciochetta Updated on ・1 min read

I will jump right into the notes, the description for the note formatting is in the first post of this series

Chapter 5 - Formatting

  • Good formatting is good for communication, and we should strive to have good communication
  • Small files are better to understand (and therefore better to work with) when compared to big files
  • Vertically close lines of code should have a close logical relation

Variables should be declared as close to their usage as possible

  • Functions that are called by another function in the same file should be right below the caller
  • Big lines of code are bad, 120 characters/line is fine, more than that is not
  • The team has the final word on the formatting rules for the codebase

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