What Is Code Folding?

August 15, 2023

Code folding is a standard feature in text editors and integrated development environments (IDEs) that allows users to collapse (fold) sections of code. Folding helps developers read, navigate, and manage the source code file. Typically, an icon, like a plus or minus sign, represents folded sections, indicating whether they can be expanded or collapsed.

While code folding provides a visual aid for developers in editors and IDEs, it doesn't influence the actual code, its compilation, or its execution.

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