I’ve finally moved my entire workflow over to eclipse 3.3 (Europa) from eclipse 3.2 (Callisto). One of the things I found lacking, and at times frustrating, in eclipse 3.2 was the fact that you couldn’t highlight a block of text and just drag and drop it elsewhere within the editor – or “drag copy” it. Because this functionality has been ingrained into my sub-conscience over many years I have only just realised that it has been added to eclipse in this version.
I had spent the better part of this morning commenting up code and lo and behold I had been drag / dropping text around to improve legibility (comments etc) and then my brain froze as I realised what I was doing and within which application. I know eclipse has a lot of knockers as an IDE but by adding in this simple feature it has made my day (until I have a slice of cake and a coffee at 11:00am :p).
Oh and for those not sure why this is good news – well Flex Builder 3 (standalone) will have it too :D