Visual Studio 2015

A couple of exciting things have been announced for C++ programmers with respect to Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2015 is currently available as an unsupported preview release.

Google Creating Rename Refactoring Tool

Google has issued a request for comments on a rename refactoring tool based on clang’s libtooling API. Their first iteration will:

  1. Provide a command-line tool which will semantically rename a symbol in a set of input files.
  2. Provide an API for performing a rename refactoring to allow integration into any development environment (Emacs, Vim, CodeMirror, etc.)

The tool will be released under the terms of the existing clang license and integrated into the clang source tree.