Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Refeactor! for C++ -- Review

Tried Refactor! for C++ (free version 9.1.5 published June 29, 2009). Visual Studio 2005

Summary of my experience:
  • Free;
  • The idea is very attractive: refactor C++ code with right click and no modal dialogs;
  • Rename class names seem to work fine;
  • Does not work most of the times. Usually global search and replace did a better job in renaming things;
  • Affects VS grammar highlight. After installation, code grey out by "ifdef"s are totally messed up. Unistall the softwate, Visual Studio went back to correct grey out;

Recommended? No. I uninstalled the software after a few days.

Still looking for a decent C++ refactoring tool.