David Shaffer cdshaffer at
Thu Jan 19 16:33:51 UTC 2006

Jason Rogers wrote:

>On 1/19/06, stéphane ducasse <ducasse at> wrote:
>>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.
>Another nice-to-have-feature-that-is-way-beyond-me is to have scoped
>renaming of a method.  I hate having to rename a method manually and
>delete the old named one, then update my code that was using the old
>method just because the parent of my class defined a method with the
>same selector.

Me too.  I keep a workspace script around:

    "Renaming method only in package"
    | pi env |
    pi := PackageOrganizer default packageNamed: 'SomePackage' ifAbsent: [].
    env := BrowserEnvironment new forPackage: pi.
        model: (RBNamespace onEnvironment: env)
        renameMethod: #someSelector:
        in: RSContainer
        to: #someOtherSelector:
        permuation: #(1)) execute

for renaming at the package level but a UI would definitely be nice. 
The same thing could be done at the class level.


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