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RE: refactoring when using CVS

From: Thornley, David
Subject: RE: refactoring when using CVS
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 09:48:54 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Noel Yap [mailto:address@hidden

> > Refactoring in C could just as easily leave you with
> > a whole lot of
> > deleted files and a whole lot of new files.
> The difference is that as a language, C doesn't demand
> such changes (ie renames and moves), while Java does.
Yup.  In that respect, I consider Java broken.

> There you have it, yet another space where CVS isn't
> ideal: XP.
No, XP in Java.  The original XP people used Smalltalk,
a dynamic object-oriented language, and I'd think that
XP would work best when using a dynamic object-oriented
language such as Smalltalk and Common Lisp.  Doing a
quick Google search shows that people are talking about
XP in Java, and selling stuff to support it, but that
doesn't mean it's a good idea.

So, if you're going to use a language that is unduly
chummy with the file system in a role to which it isn't
really suited, CVS may not be the right version control
system to use.

Ah, yes, software engineering defined as "knowing the
right wrench to hammer the screw in with".

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