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Add Rename Refactoring to an Existing Project

Rename Refactoring is the ability for the user to select a reference or declaration and rename it to across the whole program while not introducing errors and not touching syntactically equal names.

Renaming in Statix

To enable the Rename Refactoring for an existing Spoofax Language project that uses Statix, create an action that calls the rename-action strategy from the statixruntime library. The parameters are explained in the reference. For example:

module renaming

imports
  statixruntime
  statix/runtime/renaming

  pp
  analysis

rules
  rename-menu-action = rename-action(construct-textual-change,
    editor-analyze, id)

Renaming in NaBL2

There also exists a version of the Rename refactoring that works with languages using NaBL2. It can be added with a Stratego module like this:

module renaming

imports
  nabl2/runtime

  pp
  analysis

rules
  rename-menu-action = nabl2-rename-action(construct-textual-change,
    editor-analyze, id)

The rename refactoring is triggered from an entry in the Spoofax menu. To add it to an existing project a menu like the following can be implemented in an ESV file:

module Refactoring

menus
  menu: "Refactoring"
    action: "Rename" = rename-menu-action

See Also


Last update: 2021-11-15
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