[p4] How to handle refactoring ?
tal at zapta.com
Sun Oct 21 19:45:33 PDT 2001
Thanks, I will give it a try. It would be nice if Perforce would support a
We may also need to do a 'revert' class1' before syncing it since it may
be open for editing.
For the long range, I hope is that IDEA will add support for Perforce (it
already supports VSS and CVS
and there are several Perforce users in the IDEA support list).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jon at floorboard.com [mailto:jon at floorboard.com]
> Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2001 7:23 PM
> To: Tal Dayan
> Cc: perforce-user at perforce.com
> Subject: Re: [p4] How to handle refactoring ?
> Tal Dayan wrote:
> > Hello,
> > We are using IDEA as a Java IDE and as a refactoring tool
> > (www.refactoring.com)
> > and are not sure how to use Perforce for best results.
> > Here is an example, we have a class /a/b/class1.java checked in
> > Now we use the Refactoring tool to rename the class from 'class1' to
> > 'class2. IDEA
> > deletes class1.java, creates class2.java and changes the source code of
> > class2.java
> > to reflect the name change (e.g. it renames the constructors).
> > At this point, the file class1.java is gone and the file class2.java
> > contains the
> > modified code.
> > Now we want to check this change back into Perforce such that
> we don't loose
> > the history relation between class1 and class2 (that is, 'p4
> > Any idea how to handle this ?
> Off the top of my head for UNIX:
> mv class2.java class2.java.save # save the modified code
> p4 sync -f class1.java # fetch back the old code
> p4 integrate class1.java class2.java # integrate old file to new file
> p4 delete class1.java # remove old file
> p4 edit class2.java # reopen new file for edit
> mv class2.java.save class2.java # restore modified code
> p4 submit # submit to p4
> There might be something a bit simpler, and this is obvious fodder for a
> script, probably without the submit so you can do multiple changes like
> Jon Biggar
> Floorboard Software
> jon at floorboard.com
> jon at biggar.org
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