[aosd-discuss] AOP myths and realities article published
rick at rickbradley.com
Fri Feb 17 15:51:23 EST 2006
* Bill Burke (bill at jboss.org) [060217 15:42]:
> Its not about letting go of some preconceived notion. Please tell me
> how you can refactor effectively in a dynamic untyped language with an
> unfamiliar code base.
Refactoring worked quite well when Kent Beck was doing it in Smalltalk,
and continues to work in dynamic  languages to date, in the same way
it works in Java: through application of unit testing. While compiler
advice may aid tool support  few would make the claim that code which
merely compiles is correct. Without unit tests, refactoring is a Cowboy
 I continue to decline to discuss who's (un)typed, or how-typed, or
to what degree.
 Though there's never yet been a refactoring tool in other languages
as powerful as the Smalltalk browser.
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