Readable Code Basics

readable-codeReadable code, like code comment have its own set of uses and best practices. Today, we are going to go over the basics of readable code.

The standard answer for components of readable code, you will likely get :

You would probably agree that the following things, regardless of programming language, contribute to the readability of code:

  • Good variable, method and class names

  • Variables, classes and methods that have a single purpose

  • Consistent indentation and formatting style

  • Reduction of the nesting level in code

Source: Simple Programmer

Or a variation of the above points, as written in a stack overflow answers to “Improving Code Readability“.

Consistency and meaningful names for variable, method and class names dominate the answers.


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