Swiss Army Knife

This smell arises when the designer attempts to provide all possible uses of the class and ends up in an excessively complex class interface.

Related smells: Multifaceted Abstraction Insufficient Modularization


W. Brown, R. Malveau, H. McCormick, T. Mowbray, “AntiPatterns: Refactoring Software, Architectures, and Projects in Crisis”. John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

Design Smells


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