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Re: [ide-dev] Implicit editor saving and Auto Building in Eclipse

I don’t want to be a spoiler, but note that IDEA can do auto-save because it does not auto-build. Instead the compilation only takes place if you explicitly trigger it, e.g. by trying to run the application. You don’t see any compile errors in affected files that you haven’t touched in the same session immediately as in Eclipse due to its auto-build. 

If you auto-save and auto-build, it is likely you have to synchronize the two and get UI stalls or get ugly race conditions. Given that I still see modal dialogs in Eclipse from time to time telling me that I have to wait for the build until I can go on editing my files I doubt whether the entire auto-save in Eclipse thing is a good idea. 

But I’d be happy to be convinced of the opposite.


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> On 12 Nov 2015, at 09:37, Jonah Graham <jonah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 11 November 2015 at 21:28, Konstantin Komissarchik
> <konstantin.komissarchik@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> [...] An “ideal” solution would be a persisted undo stack [...]
> +1 on that.
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