MolhadoRef: a refactoring-aware infrastructure for OO programs

TitleMolhadoRef: a refactoring-aware infrastructure for OO programs
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDig, D., K. Manzoor, T. N. Nguyen, and R. Johnson
Conference NameProceedings of the 2006 OOPSLA workshop on eclipse technology eXchange - eclipse '06
Pagination25 - 29
Date Published10/2006
PublisherACM Press
Conference LocationPortland, Oregon, USA
ISBN Number1595936211

Refactoring tools allow programmers to change source code much quicker than before. However, the complexity of these changes cause versioning tools that operate at a file level to lose the history of components. This problem can be solved by semantic, operation-based SCM with persistent IDs. We propose that versioning tools be aware of the program entities and the refactoring operations. MolhadoRef uses these techniques to ensure that it never loses history.