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rope, a python refactoring library ...


Rope is a python refactoring library.

New Features

  • Static object analysis can follow functions:

    In order to enhance SOA, soa_followed_calls project config has been added. It specifies the number of calls to follow when analyzing function calls. The default value is 0, but it might change in future. A higher value enhances rope's SOA results, but makes SOA slower.

  • rope.base.libutils.report_change() reads automatic_soa:

    libutils.report_change() now honors automatic_soa project config and won't perform SOA if automatic_soa is False.

  • Added rope.base.libutils.analyze_modules():

    It can be used to analyze all modules in the project for filling rope's objectdb. It probably isn't necessary if automatic SOA has been enabled from the beginning (the default). But if you're using rope on project most of which has been written without rope (or automatic SOA has been disabled), this function can enhance rope's object inferences.

    It might take a long time but it uses task handles to make it more tolerable (see library.txt).

    Note that rope saves object information in project rope folder (.ropeproject by default; see library.txt for more information). This folder can be safely copied in other clones of a project if you don't want to lose your objectdb and history.

  • Added rope.contrib.codeassist.get_calltip():

    It returns the signature of a function in the module_name.containing_scopes.function_name(args) format.

  • Added GIT support in fscommands:

    Rope now handles git projects in refactorings. Note that in rope VCS support is used when adding, renaming or moving modules.

  • Handling property as decorator:

    Rope can handle cases like this:

    def C(object):
        def attr(self):
            return ''
    c = C()
    x = c.attr

    Here, rope can infer the object x is holding.

  • Not re-parsing unchanged modules for code assists:

    This will make code assist commands faster; specially when reviewing code in which you don't change the source-code.

  • Better handling of for, with and except variables

  • Not fixing try blocks ending with except: by mistake in code assist

  • Fixed back importing underlined names in move

Getting Started

To change your project preferences edit $PROJECT_ROOT/.ropeproject/ where $PROJECT_ROOT is the root folder of your project (this file is created the first time you open a project).

Bug Reports

Send your bug reports and feature requests to rope-dev (at)


This program is under the terms of GPL (GNU General Public License). Have a look at COPYING file for more information.