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General Traits of Good Code

This is a book about software construction with Python. Good software is built from a good design. By saying things such as clean code, you may be thinking that we will explore good practices that relate only to the implementation details of the software, instead of its design. However, this assumption would be wrong since the code is not something different from the design—the code is the design.

The code is probably the most detailed representation of the design. In the first two chapters, we discussed why structuring the code in a consistent way was important, and we have seen idioms for writing more compact and idiomatic code. Now it's time to understand that clean code is that, and much more—the ultimate goal ...

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