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What tools do you use to refactor c++ code? For example, how do you rename a variable or function that is spread across files?


If the problem isn't language specific, there are text-based tools that can aid this process. For example projectile-replace and replacing words would be easy. But this can be a pain if there are functions that are named similarly, for example

  1. void foo();
  2. void fooFighter();
  3. void Fighterfoo();

If I want to rename foo to something like foo1, the projectile-replace would match with instances of the other functions and it's mildly time-consuming.

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