January 15th, 2013
(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The tools are magnificent
I was using Eclipse to refactor and modernise the code base. This involved stuff like:
Updating old data structures to use generics
Updating to Java 1.7 syntax
Renaming functions and argument names to improve consistency and make them more self-documenting.
Looking back at the commits, I changed about 10k lines of code in about a day’s work. That’s roughly a line every four seconds. Certainly faster than I can type.
Great, so it is a language so verbose that you can not keep up with the changes being made, and you software to automate the changes?
And the only reason I could do this was the strength of the tooling.
The only reason you needed to do it are because of the verbose nature of the language.
I’ll stick with Clojure.Source