[self-interest] volunteer to try automatic refactoring tool for Self

Jonas Bosson jonas at illuminet.se
Tue Apr 16 10:36:15 UTC 2002

This is really cool!

I am a fan of lieterary programming, generating code from documentation,
rather than the opposite. Refactoring the document (=program) would mean
rebuilding the chapters/packages and tossing paragraphs around with the

Since communicating the API or abilities of any package with developers
is the first hinder in reusing code, refactoring could be the bridge for
understanding by getting the matching descriptions.

Documentation constraints with refactoring between packages would make
it easier for developers to understand each others intents and

Does this make sense?


PS Though a fan of Self, I have not been able
to make much use of it in general applications yet, 
so I will let others try out guru self. DS.


On Sat, 2002-04-06 at 14:03, ivan_r_moore wrote:
> Hello fellow self-interested people,
> I wrote a tool called Guru for automatic refactoring 
> of Self programs (for my PhD).
> Unfortunately, it only runs in Self 4.0 on Sun SPARC - it doesn't
> run in Self on a Mac or on Linux (yet). 
> I don't have access to a Sun SPARC, so I would be very grateful
> for a volunteer to try it out to check that it (still) works
> before I release it to the world.
> (it will be at http://selfguru.sf.net )
> I'll be porting it to Self 4.1 on Linux as soon as spare-time
> allows,
> AtDhVaAnNkCsE,
> Ivan
> email guru at tadmad.co.uk
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