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RE: refactoring when using CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: RE: refactoring when using CVS
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 13:55:09 -0800 (PST)

--- "Thornley, David" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > From: Noel Yap [mailto:address@hidden
> > 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.
> > 
> No, it doesn't mean that.  It may mean that Greg
> shouldn't
> use XP, but then the XP originators were emphatic
> that it
> wasn't the right way to program for everybody.  If
> XP
> basically requires shuffling files around, then it
> really
> won't work well with CVS.  If it's a matter of
> changing the
> stuff within the files, it should work well.  Just
> commit
> after each refactor.

Yes, I agree with you.  I was just following Greg's
premise to see where it would lead.  Since I have
worked briefly within an XP project using Java and
CVS, I know it's possible and that refactorings didn't
need a huge amount of forethought (although you would
want to avoid bad refactorings).  However, renamings
and moves were still a pain that I think could've been
alleviated with "cvs edit -c" specially if one could
specify edit comments.


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