Eclipse issues with Ruby

Not directly related I know, but maybe some of you have had this same
issue.

I'm working on a controller that's getting a little big. Not huge, but
somewhat. Now, for no apparent reason Eclipse is pausing when I'm
inserting and deleting text. It's incredibly annoying. I have a beefy
dev machine and I have no idea what it's doing - I've tried turning
off a lot of the intellisense stuff, which doesn't work that well
anyway, but it's had no effect.

Anyone else had this problem and solved it? Running Vista and the
Eclipse 3.3.0 and RDT 0.9.3.6479.

Java = slow
Vista = slow
Java + Vista = slow ** 2

I'd try an alternate OS. Failing that, they do make vim for windoze.

Thanks for the troll. Anyone actually have some helpful advice?

Thanks for the troll.

I wasn't trolling. I only pointed out how you've placed two
known-to-be-slow pieces of software on your "beefy dev machine" that
obviously isn't up to the task.. So I suggested a much lighter-weight
alternate _editor_, vim.

What "features" does Vista have that are so conducive to Rails
development anyway?

What's so hard about actually learning the API and ditching the IDE altogether?

Anyone actually have some helpful advice?

Yeah, ask your off-topic questions somewhere else, and stop top-posting.

Go back under your bridge.

Backov wrote:

I'm working on a controller that's getting a little big. Not huge, but
somewhat. Now, for no apparent reason Eclipse is pausing when I'm
inserting and deleting text. It's incredibly annoying. I have a beefy
dev machine and I have no idea what it's doing - I've tried turning
off a lot of the intellisense stuff, which doesn't work that well
anyway, but it's had no effect.

I've seen similar things from Eclipse with perl. I believe it's due to Eclipse checking the code for syntax errors which it does every time you pause your typing for some amount of time. I think the delay is configurable. Anyway, not knowing much of anything about the Eclipse ruby plugin, I would bet that Eclipse detects syntax errors by continually executing "ruby yourCode.rb" and parsing the results into the IDE. That takes considerable effort for your computer and, as your file gets bigger, will just take longer and longer until the freeze is not only noticeable, but annoying as hell.

My recommendation: NetBeans 6. Not to start an editor war (especially since I like emacs better than vi), but I'm an Eclipse user at work (Java stuff) and I use NetBeans when I'm editing Ruby at home. It's just a much much better Ruby editor, in my opinion. And yes, I've tried Aptana, too. I'm working in Linux, but I imagine the experience would be similar in Windows.

  - Aaron