CVSM Bibliography, Entry [ EkA2004ENT ]

Ekman, Torbjörn; Asklund, Ulf: Refactoring-aware versioning in Eclipse; Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS) 107, p.57-69; 2004
Library Entries: ACM Digital Library
Deskriptoren: CVSM

Abstract: To fully support refactorings in a team development environment we have implemented a refactoring-aware repository provider as an extension plug-in to the Java Development Tools in Eclipse. The versioning system treats refactorings as first-class changes described as semantic actions rather than the set of resulting changes scattered over the source tree. We also introduce refactoring-aware merge, which merges refactorings as well as traditional changes utilizing the semantics of the refactorings to detect and resolve merge conflicts. It also ensures that the semantic meaning of a refactoring is preserved after the merge.