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RE: refactoring when using CVS

From: Glew, Andy
Subject: RE: refactoring when using CVS
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 10:28:03 -0800

> Hmmm... but in an eXtreme Pogramming environment you won't be checking
> things into CVS until they bloody well work now will you!
> If you're using XP methods for maintenance of existing code then you'd
> damn well better skip the refactoring step or you'll only 
> cause yourself
> (and your partner) some MAJOR headaches!  (regardless of what the
> refactoring may or may not affect the file structure!)
> Refactoring code during mainenance must only be done with extreme care
> and a good deal of planning.  XP or no XP.  CVS or no CVS.

I think you miss the point, Greg.

In XP, development *IS* maintenance.

Refactoring is supposed to be done in maintenance at the drop
of a hat.

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