result = ???
TL;DR: Use good names always. Result is always a very bad name.
If you don't know how to name it, just name the variable with the same name as the last function call.
Don't use IDEs without automatic refactors.
var result; result = lastBlockchainBlock(); // // Many function calls addBlockAfter(result);
var lastBlockchainBlock; lastBlockchainBlock = findlastBlockchainBlock(); //... // Many function calls // we should refactor them to minimize space // between variable definition and usage addBlockAfter(lastBlockchainBlock);
We must forbid the word result to be a variable name.
Result is an example of generic and meaningless names.
Refactoring is cheap and safe.
Always leave the campground cleaner than you found it.
When you find a mess on the ground, clean it, doesn’t matter who did it. Your job is to always leave the ground cleaner for the next campers.
Code is like humor. When you have to explain it, it’s bad.
This article is part of the CodeSmell Series.