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Let's Make Refactoring Tools User-extensible!

Li, Huiqing and Thompson, Simon (2012) Let's Make Refactoring Tools User-extensible! In: Sommerlad, Peter, ed. Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Refactoring Tools. SPLASH Systems, Programming, and Applications . ACM, New York, USA, pp. 32-39. ISBN 978-1-4503-1500-5. (doi:10.1145/2328876.2328881) (KAR id:30807)


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: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1145/2328876.2328881
Uncontrolled keywords: Refactoring, API, DSL, Wrangler
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: S. Thompson
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2012 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:08 UTC
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Li, Huiqing.

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Thompson, Simon.

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