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Recovering overview of classes with lots of methods

Thursday, August 5, 2004, 22:10 — 0 comments Edit

I think everybody knows this. Editing a quite comprehensive class within Eclipse can get tedious because one’s loosing the overview over the methods. Eclipse provides an outline over the methods, but this isn’t sorted in a sensefull manner.

The Eclipse Protocols Plug-In helps with this by grouping methods into categories (marked by comments) and letting the user browser them. The grouping is quite easy using drag & drop. This is a nice tool to enhance the readability of your code which is in turn a good idea as code is usually read a lot more often than it is written …

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