stéphane ducasse ducasse at
Thu Jan 19 13:31:18 UTC 2006

Hi Nigel,

This is true that the support for refactorings could be better.
In VisualWorks the refactoring engine is integrated and the default  

Now for 3.9 we are trying to integrate the RB engine everywhere with  
shortcut support
and I strongly believe that Squeak could be much better than the one  
in VisualWorks :) but we
need to people to help.


> Hi Guys,
> I have been using Resharper with C# for a long time and have come  
> to rely on automated refactorings for rapid development. I have  
> been fully aware that refactoring's origins are in the smalltalk  
> community. I am therefore amazed that on first impressions the  
> refactoring support in Squeak doesn't seem to be very extensive. I  
> find this hard to believe, so I must be missing something..
> I have the refactoring browser installed and use it as my code  
> editor. I have managed to rename classes and methods fine. I found  
> a bug with 'extract local variable' but it mainly seems to work ok.  
> Are there any shortcut key presses I can use rather than reverting  
> to using the mouse to perform each of these refactorings?
> I feel that smalltalk has the potential to be my all time favorite  
> development language, I just need to get my head around how to fly  
> around the Squeak UI and use it as an IDE.
> Has anyone got any pointers?
> please forgive the new-bee questions. If there is a better place to  
> ask these then please let me know.
> Thanks in advance.
> Nigel

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