Comparative Study of Refactoring Haskell and Erlang Programs

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Comparative Study of Refactoring Haskell and Erlang Programs
Refactoring is about changing the design of existing code without changing its behaviour, but with the aim of making code easier to understand, modify, or reuse. Taking Haskell and Erlang as examples, we investigate the application of refactoring techniques to functional programs, and building tools for supporting interactive refactoring. Although both Haskell and Erlang are general-purpose functional programming languages, they have many differences in their language design and programming idioms. As a result, program refactoring in the two languages has much in common, but also considerable differences. This paper makes this comparison, and in particular looks in more detail at the refactorings applicable in each language, the program analysis required by typical refactorings, and at tool support for refactoring Haskell and Erlang programs.
Huiqing Li, Simon Thompson
Added 12 Jun 2010
Updated 12 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where SCAM
Authors Huiqing Li, Simon Thompson
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