[BangPypers] refactoring

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Thu Dec 2 04:20:07 CET 2010

On Wed, 2010-12-01 at 18:03 +0530, Ramakrishna Reddy wrote:
> > the refactoring book'. How relevant is this to python? I do not see
> much
> > except years ago something called bicycle repair man - is that still
> > used? or is this whole thing buzz?
> Its not a Buzz for sure. Refactoring is just a neat name, which
> developers have been doing for years. Its common among developers to
> rework on their code bases. Have a better implementation for the same
> function. Nothing to do with a Programming Language. Its a nice read
> and recommended read for person dealing in Object Oriented Programming
> on a daily basis with C++, Java. Python itself does not restrict you
> to know OOPS

I am an expert in oops - am always hitting the wrong key or dropping
things ;-) So people who do not do OOP are not allowed to refactor?

>  to solve problems in python. To swear by a book,
> methodology . Refactoring Book is not up there.  Not sure if the Book
> got an update, It was a almost a decade ago since I read it.  The only
> folks who made statements like that were freshers from Throatworks :P

good one - they are rather vocal when it comes to promoting buzzwords
like agile

Kenneth Gonsalves

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