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Discussion on: Explain "Code Smells" like I'm five

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Simon Holdorf

Code Smells are like a disease that infects your code and makes it smell bad. They might slow your program down or even crash it.

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Some programmers have a term they use for the parts of a computer program that might not work well. They call these parts "code smells." Bad code smells are like a stink coming from a garbage can