Thoughts on Guido's ITC audio interview
markus_GETRIDOFALLCAPSwankus at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 29 02:31:08 CEST 2005
Stephen Kellett wrote:
> In message <mailman.983.1119954269.10512.python-list at python.org>, Simon
> Brunning <simon.brunning at gmail.com> writes
>> Eclipse's refactorings are a great boon, I find. Refectoring is never
>> *fully* automatic, of course, but the ability to, for example, select
>> a chunk of code and have it extracted into a separate method with all
>> needed arguments and the return value worked out for you is very
>> helpful. All you have to do is give the new method a name. And this
>> sort of thing can certainly improve readability.
> This is not an attach on you Simon, but if people are relying on that
> type of thing for increases in software productivity they are hiring the
> wrong people.
Have you ever tried anything that provides real, usable refactoring like
Eclipse does with Java? I guarantee if you used it more than a few
times your view would most likely change.
The fact is, code evolves. You simply cannot write high-quality
software in one pass. Good refactoring tools save time, and therefore
money. I sure wouldn't hire anyone who thought otherwise...
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