Suspicious Comments can increase costs due to their suspicious nature

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Why you should care

Avoid (in production code) comments that reveals that the code could not be finalized or not mature.

Business Impacts

It is recommended to avoid these in order to ensure the code is more readable and cost effective.


CAST Recommendations


Style Guide

How we detect

Count one violation each time one comment bloc (one or more contiguous lines of comment) contains at least one of the following patterns :

  • two or more successive ! and/or ?.
  • following expressions :  [àa] (v[ée]rifier|faire|voir|revoir)
  • following keywords : todofixmetbctbdattention
  • english expressions : to be (verified|done)
  • english keywords : warning



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