|Mylyn clutters view by automatically adding functions. Why? [message #1803321]
||Tue, 26 February 2019 17:47
| Gerald Rüscher
Registered: February 2019
I've been using Mylyn with Eclipse CTD (2018-12) for a few days now and unfortunately my initial enthusiasm has cooled off slightly.
The reason for this is the way, Mylyn automatically adds functions to the so-called "context" in the project explorer. Apparently, placing the cursor into a function is enough to let Mylyn add it to the context. So simply scrolling down through the source code results in Mylyn adding all kind of functions to the context and thus cluttering the entire view.
When I start my work, the context in the project explorer looks nice and clean, just like this:
Only a few minutes later, the context looks like this. No editing has been done, I've been just scrolling through some of the files:
-------- func_a(int a, double b, ...)
-------- func_b(char c, double b, ...)
-------- func_n(MyClass A, ...)
-------- func_z(SomeClass X, SomeOtherClass Y, int a, double b, ...)
-------- foo(int a, double b, ...)
-------- bar( char c, double b, ...)
-------- my_memcpy(int a, double b, ...)
-------- my_strcpy(char c, double b, ...)
-------- their_diff(MyClass A, ...)
-------- ya_func(Sp1, p2, p2..)
(I would have included one or two screenshots but apparentyl this is not allowed for new users)
Anyway this is just the start. After working for a few hours, the context becomes so bloated that it's better to switch back to the good old standard, non-focused view
Frankly I don't understand this. Isn't the whole point of a task-driven context view to keep distractions and clutter to an absolute minimum? With all that auto-add/auto-expand, the "focussed" project explorer is less readable than the standard view. I must be doing someting wrong.
Is there any way to turn off this feature? Or at least to keep Mylyn from automatically expanding the file entries? Any advice?
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