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Re: refactoring when using CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: refactoring when using CVS
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 07:29:00 -0800 (PST)

--- Tom Plunket <address@hidden> wrote:
> Then again, I'm not renaming files like crazy-
> there's no reason
> to as far as I can tell.  The classes (C++
> development) don't
> need to change name, most of my "refactoring" work
> ends up
> splitting out functionality and creating new files. 
> Haven't had
> a whole lot of problem doing that in CVS but maybe I
> just haven't
> used it enough.

Right, the problem occurs when you need to move or
rename files as so often happens under Java

> In fact, I don't think I've written a piece of code
> in the last
> five years that I wasn't able to go in and
> considerably screw
> with without fear.  These days I don't even execute
> the code on
> real data before releasing it- the tests pass, it's
> good to go.
> (Yes, this is real software being used heavily by
> real users in a
> real company with an really enormous budget.)

Interesting, I'm assuming you have realistic data in
the tests, then?


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