Improving the Precision of Fowler's Definitions of Bad Smells

@article{Zhang2008ImprovingTP,
  title={Improving the Precision of Fowler's Definitions of Bad Smells},
  author={Min Zhang and N. Baddoo and P. Wernick and T. Hall},
  journal={2008 32nd Annual IEEE Software Engineering Workshop},
  year={2008},
  pages={161-166}
}
Current approaches to detecting bad smells in code are mainly based on software metrics. We suggest that these methods lack precision in detecting bad smells, and we propose a code pattern-based approach to detecting bad smells. However before such a pattern-based approach can be implemented, Fowler's original definitions of bad smells need to be made more precise. Currently Fowler's definitions are too informal to implement in a pattern-searching tool. In this paper we use an expert panel to… Expand
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