Pragmatic Dave talks
about being an Emacs guy that made the switch to Eclipse.
I can identify with that. I’ve downloaded most of my brain into Emacs
macros so that I find it difficult to survive without a fully functional
Emacs available. However, when it comes to editting Java code, it is tough
to beat Eclipse (or IntelliJ/IDEA, or
any number of similar IDEs). Although I still like Emacs for pure code/text
entry, Eclipse really shines when you need to do browsing, refactoring or
even CVS integration.
This is one gotcha, however. Whenever I save a file in Emacs, I hit
Control-A (goto the beginning of the line), then
Control-X Control-S (save a file).
Over the years I have learned that frequent saving is a good thing, and I
perform that sequence of keystrokes without even thinking.
However, that same key combination in Eclipse performs …
Control-A (select all)
Control-X (cut selection)
Control-S (save file)
Oops! Thankfully, Control-Z (undo) forgives all sins.