in reply to Language features affect style

Thanks for the interesting meditation.

I actually like the idea of the "introduce explaining variable" feature a lot. It's not something I can see people use all over the place, but I tend to get quite a bit of bad code that computes long parameterizations as a single expression, so it would be useful to have.

Therefore, I just implemented the feature as "introduce temporary variable" in the Padre editor. I would expect it to be part of the next release.


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Re^2: Language features affect style
by tilly (Archbishop) on Jun 10, 2009 at 15:20 UTC
    If you're looking for other potentially useful refactorings, I highly recommend picking up Refactoring by Martin Fowler. Most of the book is a catalog of refactorings that he has found useful.