In Germany we use the expression "Clean Code" (loanword) to describe source code that is well written. Lately I came to translate "Clean Code" literally to german and had an idea that in english there could be several meanings:
- Clean Code: well written source code
- Clean Code: a set of rules (code) to keep everything clean
Yet I am not certain whether the second meaning could be a valid interpretation in english. So maybe a native speaker could give me an answer. If I am wrong with the second interpretation it would be kind to explain why my interpretation is differnt from that of native speakers.
I know the contents of the "Clean Code" book and I know the primary meaning of clean code. So please do not explain to me how to code cleanly - it is off topic. I want to know whether the term "clean code" used in a context beyond software engineering code be understood as rules how to keep everything clean.