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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Using plugins to do the job

"Wait," you ask. "There were plugins to do this all along?" Indeed, there are plugins that support refactoring operations—be it modifying parameters, renaming, or method extraction.

However, when working with existing refactoring solutions, I always find they do almost, but not quite, what I need. That's why I continue to write fancy substitute commands for refactoring. I find the cost of incorporating a refactoring plugin into my workflow, only to switch to :substitute commands for some of my refactoring needs, too high.

At the time of writing this book, there's no go-to refactoring plugin. Some are language-specific, and some focus on only certain aspects of refactoring. For instance, plugins like YouCompleteMe ...

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