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Within software development 'refactoring' is a common term. I am reviewing a document containing the phrase "How much code change it requires will depend on how well the code is factored."

Is the use of the term factored valid here? I would have though it should be something like structured.

  • There's a reasonably comprehensive Wikipedia page on the subject. I don't know much about it, but the description there suggests that 'structured' isn't quite the same thing. But you may disagree - for future reference, it's a good idea to describe your prior research and explain why it didn't help. – JHCL Oct 15 '15 at 13:16
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Coming from a software field, i would certainly say the word Code Factoring is quite common. Not a day goes by without me hearing it.

It refers to the Structure, readability and the Complexity of the program. Its usage in the sentence seem to make sense , though personally i have never come across such a usage.

If people are not already using this, may be they can start now! It is out there in the pockets somewhere. So, don't be surprised to hear it again.

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  • I’ve never heard of it. – tchrist Oct 15 '15 at 13:24
  • @tchrist , Yes, me neither. But i will probably start using it. – Durga Swaroop Oct 15 '15 at 14:08

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