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Re:^N Self-improvement and TMTOWTDI

by pdcawley (Hermit)
on Jan 25, 2003 at 00:33 UTC ( #229766=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^5: Self-improvement and TMTOWTDI
in thread Self-improvement and TMTOWTDI

You've seen Preface (PERl REFACtoring Engine) then? I still can't quite believe that I got the Extract Method refactoring working. The way it works is utterly evil, but it is possible (and, AFAICT from the spike I did) should work in many cases.

Detecting the lexical variables involved in a code segment by repeatedly evaling and modifying the same section of code based on $@ until compiles successfully is, frankly, weird. Especially when, to get things to be compiled in the right context you had to do some magic with coderefs in @INC.

Once I've got Pixie good and stable, I really should go and revisit Preface...

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Re^N: Self-improvement and TMTOWTDI
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jan 25, 2003 at 00:57 UTC
    You've seen Preface (PERl REFACtoring Engine) then?

    Actually no - where is it (the sourceforge page doesn't appear to have any code)?

    I'd just played around with writing my own for a day or so a few years back, but the code rapidly became too evil for my tastes :-)

      Ah yes, nothing actually got released, but I thought there was something in the CVS. However, if I go back to it I'll likely be throwing everything away anyway, having learned what I need from the spike.

      Ah yes, just checked again, CVS definitely has working code. Take a look at '' for the basic nastiness of how the method works. Reflex::Def::Module is also a source of scary magic...

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