Refactoring is your friend / moving from 6.x to 9.x

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Wed Jan 2 17:05:03 CET 2019


What if you accidentally use the wrong name reference, then want to change it? 

Bob S


> On Dec 31, 2018, at 10:38 , Geoff Canyon via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
>> I wish we had better refactoring tools
>> so that we could rename a handler and all code that called that handler
>> was fixed, or stuff such as rename variable...
>> 
> 
> One of the reasons I like experimenting with different environments is to
> see what advantages they have. One advantage that FileMaker Pro has had for
> 25 years, is that all references to tables, fields, and layouts, are based
> on underlying unique IDs. Meaning that if you rename something, the
> underlying reference ID doesn't change, and anywhere the reference occurs,
> the name change is reflected automatically. Obviously this would require
> significant effort to work in any text-file-based system, but it has always
> amazed me that I have never seen this feature replicated elsewhere.




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