April 25, 2005

Instant autocomplete in Eclipse

Oh boy. For three long years I believed that autocomplete in Eclipse simply was so damned slow. Three years. My goodness.

Note to past self: Go to Window / Preferences / Java / Editor / Content Assist / Auto-Activation and decrease Auto activation delay from 500 to zero. Yes, by default Eclipse waits for half a second before it even considers to help you out.

Will instant autocompletion cause bad karma with huge projects or something? There has to be a good reason for this insane default, and I don't care about it at all. I'm too busy writing down object names, hitting the dot and giggling like a child.