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Linux Journal: A New JRuby Interview and More

Oct 03, 2006, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pat Eyler)

"Okay Charles, since you brought up refactoring tools--you and Thomas, are supposed to be looking at programmers tools (which most people read as NetBeans). What do you think has been holding back refactoring tools for Ruby? More importantly, what can/will you be doing about it? (Ola, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this too...)

"Charles: Refactoring a dynamic-typed language is inherently hard for reasons that are pretty easy to understand. If you can't look at a piece of code and know exactly what type a given variable is, an IDE won't be able to either..."

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