[Pharo-project] Is there a way to use rename refactor while preserving whitespace formatting in refactored methods?

Stéphane Ducasse stephane.ducasse at inria.fr
Sun Sep 20 07:56:17 EDT 2009

Thanks Butcher :)


On Sep 20, 2009, at 11:41 AM, Philippe Marschall wrote:

> T. J. Richter wrote:
>> Hi, I am using Pharo with the default browser, which is the  
>> OmniBrowser. When I
>> right-click on a message name in the right-most panel and choose  
>> "rename
>> refactor" from the menu, enter the new name and accept, the message  
>> sends are
>> renamed, but the whitespace formatting in those refactored methods  
>> is not
>> preserved. Is there any way at present to do this while keeping the  
>> formatting
>> intact?
> That's why I don't use the refactoring tools in Smalltalk. That's also
> why the vendors themselves don't use the refactoring tools in  
> Smalltalk
> [1]. Even though they like to brag in other places how cool their
> refactoring tools are. And don't tell me how hard it is. Eclipse  
> does it
> and their AST is more than an order of magnitude more complex.
> [1] http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/blog/blogView?entry=3426663681
> Cheers
> Philippe
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