Eclipse features (Was: Re: Proposal to plan ...)
hans_meine at gmx.net
Sun Feb 5 13:45:48 GMT 2006
On Thursday 26 January 2006 12:20, Carsten Pfeiffer wrote:
> Templates can be user-defined, lots of predefined ones are available, e.g.
> "for" to generate a for loop, looping over an array or collection or
> "toArray", leading to this nice construct
> toA[Ctrl-Space] (arrow down to select "toArray" -> return)
> (type) collection.toArray(new type[collection.size()])
IMO this is a killer feature which KDevelop should have, too. I mean - it's
not simply a macro feature, it is also very well implemented and has a usable
It has been noted before, that for example one feature of Eclipse's
auto-completion is that it does not get in your way. If you press
Ctrl-Space, you get your completion, and if you type over e.g. automatically
inserted closing )}], you don't get them twice.
Disclaimer: I found Eclipse too slow to be usable, and I am totally spoiled by
a highly configured xemacs. But I was forced to have some short looks at
Eclipse last year, and I must admit that apart from it's speed (crucial
factor IMO), it's a great IDE, also usability-wise.
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