|Re: Feature Request? [message #1797374 is a reply to message #1797346]
||Tue, 30 October 2018 12:52
| Reinhardt Christiansen
Registered: March 2010
Thanks for that tip, Ed. That approach simplifies the task of telling which Eclipse you are in once you've clicked on a particular task bar icon. |
Is it still possible to take the other approach where I could add the various PHP and HTML features to my Java instance of Eclipse so that I could do *both* from within the same Eclipse? That's what I did in my previous installation of Eclipse since it seemed simpler overall. Or have things been re-engineered so that each installation of Eclipse is only ONE of the various languages, like Java, PHP, C++, etc.?
On the broader topic of feature requests, I'd love to see a change to Snippets too. I've just discovered them and find it a very useful feature. I'm busy writing a bunch of them so that I can quickly write the code to determine aspects of the current date, like the weekday name or the year. As I've been doing so, I found one significant deficiency in the existing functionality: there is no way to copy and then alter an existing snippet. It would really improve my productivity in writing snippets if I could copy an existing snippet in the same snippet library and then simply edit my copy to make a slightly different snippet that does something else.
For example, one of my snippets returns the full name of the current month and I'd like to make another snippet that returns the short version of the current month name (e.g. Oct instead of October). If I could copy the snippet that gets the full month name, I'd only need 30 seconds to modify the copy. Instead, I need to spend several minutes retyping almost exactly what I had in the original snippet.
Is there a way that users of Eclipse can propose feature requests? I understand that making the request is no guarantee that it will be added and that even if it is added, it may take a fairly long time before we see the feature. And maybe someone has already proposed this change and it's already in development. I'd just like to know what the process is for submitting feature requests in general.
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