Paper Critique: On the diffuseness and the impact on maintainability of code smells

Palomba, F., Bavota, G., Penta, M. et al. Empir Software Eng (2018) 23: 1188. Suppose you are working on some chunk of code. You notice that the logic is a bit convoluted, some of the class fields are public, there seem to be more methods on the class than make sense for the concept, […]