Changing var names

Victor Subervi victorsubervi at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 21:07:06 CET 2010


On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Phlip <phlip2005 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>
>  This process is called 'refactoring' [a good term to Google], and every
>> decent IDE provides some support [if it doesn't, it isn't a "decent"
>> IDE]
>>
>
> Way more important than IDE support is developers writing wall-to-wall unit
> tests as they write their features, _before_ refactoring them. [If they
> don't, they aren't "decent" developers, either!;]
>
> Don't even call it "refactoring" without test support!
>
>
>  Sadly IDEs for Java and .NET are still pretty far ahead of what is
>> available for Python.
>>
>
> That is bizarre and inconceivable, given Python's typing is almost as
> static as thoses's.
>
> (Yes yes yes Python does not force you to declare _every_ type. Just _many_
> of them...)
>
>
> http://www.oreillynet.com/onlamp/blog/2008/05/dynamic_languages_vs_editors.html
>
>
>
> >> Also, if anyone has any other suggestions they've been holding back,
> >> or had mentioned earlier, on how to improve my design
>
> Write scads of unit tests!
>

Should I re-write it in classes before testing units? Right now it's very
monolithic.
beno
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