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Re: refactoring when using CVS

From: Mark A. Flacy
Subject: Re: refactoring when using CVS
Date: 21 Feb 2002 11:25:07 -0600
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>>>>> "David" == Thornley, David <address@hidden> writes:
>> -----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.
David> Yup.  In that respect, I consider Java broken.

Well, to be absolutely picky Java really *doesn't* care where the source
files reside.  In fact, there doesn't have to be any correlation between
the source file name and the resulting .class files.

It simply makes finding things in the Java source difficult; it also would
not allow you to do incremental compilation or even figure out the

If you have all of your source in one big pile, you can do a "javac *.java"
and things should sort themselves out.

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