After a while, we might end up with a pretty good suite of characterization tests for the legacy code. We can now approach this code like any other well-tested code and start applying the bigger refactorings with an aim to improve the design before adding our new features.
For example, we might decide to extract the
print_action method into a separate
Action class, or the
parse_file method into a
The following is a
FileReader class where we have moved the contents from the
parse_file local method:
class FileReader: def __init__(self, filename): self.filename = filename def get_updates(self): updates =  with open("updates.csv", "r") as fp: for line in fp.readlines(): symbol, timestamp, price = line.split(",") updates.append((symbol, ...