[Squeakfoundation]Re: Refactor tag

Stephane Ducasse ducasse at iam.unibe.ch
Tue Apr 8 10:44:02 CEST 2003

Hi all

After thinking about it I think that having [KCP][ENH] would be the 
Note that while cleaning we are also removing bugs. Such as sending a 
message isMeta to behavior breaks, or other methods calling method only 
defined in subclasses.

Is it ok for you?


On Monday, April 7, 2003, at 11:00 PM, Bert Freudenberg wrote:

> Am Montag, 07.04.03 um 21:45 Uhr schrieb Doug Way:
>> Stephane Ducasse wrote:
>>> Hi doug
>>> Is there a special tag for the cleaning changeset. In the past I saw
>>> [Refactoring], there are simply ENH but in general they do no add
>>> anything.
>> We probably should add an official [REFACTOR] or [REF] or similar tag 
>> to the
>> list of tags parsed by the SQFIXES page, since it really is separate 
>> from
>> [ENH], [FIX], etc.  Also add it to the list on
>> http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/398.
>> Sometimes a submission will be a combination of [FIX][REFACTOR] or
>> [ENH][REFACTOR], in which case both tags can be used.  But some of 
>> the Kernel
>> Cleaning Group's submissions will probably just be pure refactorings.
>> How about [REFACTOR] as the tag?  [REFACTORING] feels too long (much 
>> longer
>> than the other tags), and [REF] feels kind of short, although [REF] 
>> would
>> probably be okay too.
> I strongly accociate REF with "reference" ... how about RFC? Uh, 
> strong association, too. FAC? Could do.
>> Does this sound reasonable to you, Bert?
> No problem here, I can add any tags you want ;-)
> Still, I would consider refactorings to be enhancements for 
> readability and maintainability, which are crucial qualities in an 
> authoring environment. So I'd prefer posting these with an [ENH] tag. 
> Also I prefer to have as few tags as possible. Cognitive load, you 
> know ;-)
> Anyway, if you want me to add anything, just let me know.
> -- Bert
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