Take a look at how Project Builder on Mac OS X implements
line wrapping. Depending on the size of your text editor's
screen real estate, the code within would wrap nicely so
that ALL of the code was visible in that window. This way,
javadoc comments can be written so that they are always
visible with the code. Long method calls and deeply nested
code is visible within the same space without requiring
side-scrolling IN ADDITION TO vertical scrolling. The build
tools on Mac OS X even performed smart indenting of the
soft-wrapped lines, so that deeply nested method calls did
not simply start at the leftmost column when wrapped,
preserving the code format somewhat. That could be an
option for the user to enable (smart indenting) just as
line-wrapping could be an option. I think these options
make editing, reading, and understanding code much more
useful given the numerous windows developers already must
The new editor's view-based displaying system that I'm working on will
certainly support line-wrapping. Regarding smart-indenting of the
wrapped lines I can't tell when will we support that feature.
Changed subcomponent to formatting.
Any plans for this one? What about 6.0? It is quite useful...
Maybe, but it's not a priority. Have you got any spare cycles? ;-)
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