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Re: [jdt-dev] Problem with top level package names and sourceforge

By posting to the jdt-dev list you "only" reach the Eclipse Java
developers. This question
is relevant and deserves the audience of the eclipse news group. In
particular in this way
you can also reach the VCM team.

I'm in the middle of F3 bug shuffeling and have no cycles to think about
this problem, but
I regularly use Eclipse to work on a source forge project.


                      Vincent D Murphy                                                                                           
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Jonathan Trevor wrote:
> Can anyone offer me any advice?

unfortunately i cannot offer advice.

however, i can 'chime in' and say this is a showstopper for me on many
projects.  on cvs projects for which i do use it, i fork the tree, and
create directory structure which mirrors the package structure.  then i
use the fantastic jdt tooling to work for a few hours, and my
productivity soars.  however then it comes to time for a commit, and i
manually sync with my CVS working copy before i commit my changes;
productivity is in the sewer.

eclipse is cool enough that this is worth my while for projects i work
on for >5 hours/day.  however if i just want to download ant and read
some source, i can't do it in eclipse.

however, i feel this should not be necessary.  eclipse could be more
accomodating in this regard, simply because other tools are.  e.g. with
javac, i can have a messy pile of files in arbitrary packages in a
arbitrary directory structure which is totally different from the
package structure, and it Just Works so long as those directories are on
the 'sourcepath'.  javac looks at the package statement in the class
source, not at the folder structure, and i think this is the way it
should be.

for the record; i think it is better style for the directory structure
to match the package structure, but i for one have inherited source
trees where this was not the case.  that is why i think eclipse needs to
support this.

eclipse is a great system but the false coupling between packages and
directories is holding it back IMHO.


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