You wrote a function which you use all over the place in a project. Or a class. The name no longer matches its purpose. But the change is too much of a hassle.
The IDE knows where it is used. Even better, it knows the difference between usage in your project vs. finding it in a dependency, and best of all, usage as a symbol vs. just some letters in a string.
What if the same symbol name is used in two Python modules? Yep, PyCharm can tell the difference and only rename to the appropriate the symbol from that module.
Same for method names. Have the same method in two classes?
will look in your project for the correct usage and rename it.
Simply put your cursor on a symbol and use
Refactor | Rename (
Shift-Ctrl-Alt-T, 1 Win/Linux,
Ctrl-T, 1 macOS.)
Provide the new name, preview the places it found, and select
Change your mind? Refactoring is done as a single editor transaction,
Undo reverts all the places that were renamed.