Code Smell 171 - Plural Classes

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Code Smell 171 - Plural Classes

Classes are my precious

Maxi Contieri
·Oct 21, 2022·

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Table of contents

  • Problems
  • Solutions
  • Context
  • Sample Code
  • Detection
  • Tags
  • Conclusion
  • More Info
  • Disclaimer
  • Credits

TL;DR: Classes represent concepts. And concepts are singular.

Problems

  • Naming

  • Code Standards

Solutions

  1. Rename classes to singular

Context

Naming things is hard.

We need to agree on certain rules.

Sample Code

Wrong

class Users

Right

class User

Detection

[X] Automatic

This is a syntactic rule.

Tags

  • Naming

Conclusion

Name concepts in the singular.

Classes are concepts.

More Info

Disclaimer

Code Smells are just my opinion.

Credits

Photo by Anton Malanin on Unsplash


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