[erlang-questions] RefactorErl released

Tamas Nagy <>
Mon Sep 10 22:17:43 CEST 2007


On Sep 10, 2007, at 4:05 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:

> Hi,
>
> On 9/10/07, lestat <> wrote:
> Our research team has released RefactorErl (a refactoring system for
> Erlang) under EPL with seven working refactorings.
>
> Cool!
>
> I haven't had the time to check the code, but do the refactorings  
> work across modules too? Of course, only modules loaded into the  
> database could be affected.
Yes, it works across modules.
>
> Also, how can I work with several databases (for example if having  
> several projects)?
I think that's a feature request, and a good one. :)
>
> I also second Kirill's question: why mysql and not mnesia?
When we designed the whole system we thought that we will use complex  
queries, which are hard to express in mnesia qlc-s.
In the end this idea proved to be wrong. The truth is the mysql  
connection right now is the bottleneck of the system.

The new version we are currently working on will use mnesia and the  
structure of the system will be different.
It will be able to support - if all goes well - code with any kind of  
macros even non parseable ones, and will be able to preserve the  
original indentation of it.

Our current release is just the prototype of the system where we  
tried our ideas out.
But we still thought that it is mature enough to release it and have  
some people try it out to get some feedback.

A few members will be at the Erlang Workshop. The talk will be about  
the tuple to record refactoring, but I'm sure they will be more than  
happy to answer your questions about the whole system.

Best regards,
	Tamas Nagy
>
> best regards,
> Vlad
>

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