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Blogs: Kirk Pepperdine: 'Use with care' label for refactoring tools

  1. Kirk Pepperdine has noted in his blog that refactoring tools, although useful, can serve to hide flaws in implemented code. His point is that if you change a method name by hand and it introduces a lot of errors, you've got poor coupling - and refactoring tools hide that from you.
  2. His point is that if you change a method name by hand and it introduces a lot of errors, you've got poor coupling - and refactoring tools hide that from you.

    Rubbish!

    All refactoring tools I have used or tried, give you report of changes, so you can get absolutely same information as in case of changing code by hand. They hide nothing, just help you.