|Re: [ide-dev] Yet another article advising to leave Eclispe|
On 2014-10-15 16:16, John Arthorne wrote:
I thought it was fairly balanced overall, listing pros and cons of each IDE.
> Does anyone know what the 'random NullPointerException/IllegalArgumentException > exception alerts. " is all about? On this thread, there has been a discussion about exceptions that are happening in the background and logged. That is bad but it usually does not add to the perceived quality of the IDE. What really gets annoying is when a modal dialog pops up telling me that he parser for language X had a NullPointerException. And it gets *very* annoying when such a dialog pops up again and again. Those dialogs really damage the reputation of eclipse, independent of which plugin is actually responsible for the error. I think there should be a policy to *not* show modal error dialogs unless it is really fatal, like data is lost or the application runs out of memory. It's not about the actual quality -- it is about the perceived quality of a product. I have no idea how many exceptions happen in the background when I use intellij, because it does not tell me. Therefore I have the feeling it has a much better quality. Michael
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