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Ian ian.g.kelly at
Fri Nov 5 20:56:52 CET 2010

On Nov 5, 12:35 pm, John Nagle <na... at> wrote:
>     INTERLISP's editor allowed the user to select a block of
> LISP code and make it into a function.  The selected block
> would be analyzed to determine which local variables it referenced,
> and a new function would be created with those parameters.  The
> block of code at the original point would then be replaced by
> a call to the function.
>     Today's editors are too dumb to do that right.  They're text
> editors with the illusion of knowing something about the language,
> not language editors which also format text.

Eclipse does that.  Visual Studio does that.  As for Python, I hear
that Eric IDE has a plugin to do that, although I haven't tested it


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