[erlang-questions] Rhetorical structure of code: Anyone interested in collaborating?
Richard A. O'Keefe
Tue May 3 02:21:42 CEST 2016
On 2/05/16 7:51 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
>> Let's face it, an IDE cannot display information it has not been
> Yes, it can (depending on how one understands "told about").
Cross reference is to me a prime example of information that the tool
*has* been told about. I agree with everything you said about tools
and what they can do, although I note that the call graph tools I've used
that rely on *static* information have consistently been extremely bad
at dealing with higher-order functions. Tracking (statically determinable)
'spawn' calls is a wonderful thing, but it too is an example of a tool
being able to use information it has been explicitly given.
These are all important and useful things. But there is other information
that tools do *not* display because it *isn't* derivable from who-calls-whom
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