In the Help Center, I read that general questions about code review are off topic. It also says that only working code questions are on topic. Does this mean I can't ask about my finished code that has an unexpected bug I can't find?
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What topics can I ask about here?
Code Review Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for seeking peer review of your code. We're working together to improve the skills of programmers worldwide by taking working code and making it better.
If you are looking for feedback on a specific working piece of code from your project in the following areas…
- Best practices and design pattern usage
- Security issues
- Correctness in unanticipated cases
then you are in the right place!
However, if your question is not about a particular piece of code and instead is a generally applicable question about…
Best practices in general (that is, it's okay to ask "Does this code follow common best practices?", but not "What is the best practice regarding X?")
Tools, improving, or conducting code reviews
- How to add a feature to or solve a problem with your code
- Trouble-shooting, debugging, or understanding code snippets
- Higher-level architecture and design of software systems
then your question is off-topic for this site. (italicize mine, I italicized what I think is relevant, bold not mine)