Sep 27 meeting notes

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Fri Sep 30 16:39:11 PDT 2011

>> That isn't true of most IDEs today that are just working on the program text itself. With today's editors, the textual format matters. (We might rightly lament that fact, but it does seem to be the field we've got to play on right now.)
> Some might argue whether this is a step forward or not (personally, I think a stable source code representation is important).  However, it doesn't say anything about the feasibility of tool recognizing usage patterns.  In fact, isn't that exactly what refactoring tools and code quality analyzers do?

True. The Eclipse JDT keep all kinds of models and indices.

Dr. Axel Rauschmayer

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