Keith P. Boruff wrote:
>
> Lothar Scholz wrote:
>
> > Hello Keith,
> >
> > KPB> Nope. A refactoring tool has nothing to do with solving the
> > shortcomings of KPB> a programming language but rather the
> shortcomings of
> > the programmer. Among KPB> many things, it's primarily a tool
> used to keep
> > a software project from KPB> decaying.
> >
> > But the more verbose your language is (C++ is an extreme example where
> > class names etc. are spread all over the source code, duplicated a
> > hundert times) the more usefull a refactoring tool becomes.
>
> If code is duplicated hundreds of times in a project, it's hardly
> the fault
> of the programming language.

In the case of C++, it *is* the fault of the language. A class name (and its
superclass name) is *required* by the language to be duplicated. In the case
of the class name, its duplicated once for every method defined in the
class!

Curt