Let's Make Refactoring Tools User-extensible!

Li, Huiqing and Thompson, Simon (2012) Let's Make Refactoring Tools User-extensible! In: Sommerlad, Peter, ed. The Fifth ACM Workshop on Refactoring Tools. pp. 32-39. ISBN 978-1-4503-1500-5. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1145/2328876.2328881) (Full text available)


We present a framework for making a refactoring tool extensible, allowing users to define refactorings from scratch using the concrete syntax of the language, as well as to describe complex refactorings in a domain-specific language for scripting. We demonstrate the approach in practice through a series of examples. The extension framework is built into Wrangler, a tool for refactoring Erlang programs, but we argue that the approach is equally applicable to tools for other languages.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled keywords: Refactoring, API, DSL, Wrangler
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Simon Thompson
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 16:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30807 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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