Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

Eclipse actually isn't _that_ bad

it kind of has its own language.  once you finally reach the point where you give up trying to retain your ideas about good interface guidelines, and your matching assumptions about how you should be able to do things, then Eclipse slowly becomes more understandable.

it _is_ kind of powerful.  in much the same way that an ancient magical incantation, written in a strange language that no one can possibly speak, is powerful.  its powerful not so much because it can do anything at the moment, but more because you can see that if only you had a clue how to use it, you would incidentally have enough power to topple governments.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 14th, 2006 4:09pm

I still don't really understand "Perpectives".
Permalink Send private email Rick Zeng/Tseng 
September 14th, 2006 4:12pm
they are basically a way to switch between context.

in older software they were called 'modes'

its not a _bad_ way to handle an overflow of gui options, but I think I prefer Microsoft's ribbons to Eclipse's modes.
Permalink worldsSmallestViolin 
September 14th, 2006 4:15pm
The refactoring tools for Java alone are worth it.
Permalink Send private email Jöhn Härën 
September 14th, 2006 4:21pm
I love Eclipse.
Permalink Taskjutsu 
September 15th, 2006 1:59am
Is that spam?
September 15th, 2006 2:30pm

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