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Maxi Contieri
Maxi Contieri

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Code Smell 98 - Speling Mistakes

Spelling and readability are very important for humans and not important for machines.

TL;DR: Take care of your names.


  • Readability


  1. Spellcheck your code.

  2. Use an IDE with spellchecking


Many of us don't speak English as our first language.

We need to have extra care for our texts and names.

This article has a typo in its title as proof of context and also a clickbait😀

Sample Code


comboFeededBySupplyer = supplyer.providers();
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comboFedBySupplier = supplier.providers();
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[X] Manual

  • We need to read the code in a peer review.

[X] Automatic

  • Some IDEs have warnings on the typos.


  • Readability

  • Naming


Pay close attention to your names.

You will probably be the person reading the code in a few months.

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Inside every well-written large program is a well-written small program.

C.A.R. Hoare

This article is part of the CodeSmell Series.

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