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RE: refactoring when using CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: RE: refactoring when using CVS
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 12:59:06 -0800 (PST)

--- "Thornley, David" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > From: Noel Yap [mailto:address@hidden
> > 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.

AFAIK, XP promotes "Refactor early, refactor often." 
If so, and given Greg's premise that refactorisation
should be rare and well-thought-out, then CVS isn't
good for within an XP environment.


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