This question was closed with a custom close reason. The comment left for the custom close reason was:
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about reviewing and improving code, it's about analyzing a specific aspect of it.
Yet there are plenty of on-topic questions that ask reviewers to analyze a specific part of the code. That doesn't mean the rest of the code isn't fair game to review--it just means that's the code that the asker is most interested in having reviewed.
If anything, this question might be closed for this reason:
Questions must involve real code that you own or maintain. Questions seeking an explanation of someone else's code are off-topic. Pseudocode, hypothetical code, or stub code should be replaced by a concrete example.
Because it seems to be asking for an explanation... but it doesn't appear that the asker is asking for an explanation of someone else's code.
However, he does seem to be looking for an explanation of his own code, which seems odd. But maybe a good fit for StackOverflow?
I'm not suggesting that the question should be re-opened and re-closed just for the sake of getting the close reason right--instead, I'm looking for a discussion about this question to see whether we got it right.
What should the appropriate action for this question have been?
- Leave open as on-topic.
- Migrate to StackOverflow.
- Close using the Questions seeking an explanation of someone else's code close reason
- Close using some other existing (non-custom close reason)
- The appropriate action was taken--closing using this custom close reason