Don’t believe that? Than listen to the story…

Occupational i deal with people who works with already aged version WSAD IDE (Rational Application Developer for Web Sphere). I think they use version 5 which is based on eclipse platform in version 2.0 or 2.1 where code folding was not supported.

Code folding feature of eclipse based IDE’s allows you to clap currently not interesting code fragments like methods, constructors or import statements just in place in your current editor window. But as sayed its not delivered in used WSAD version.

So, just saw one of my colleague was creating and moving a bunch of random java classes in just one package. I haven’t understood the logic behind his doing, because these classes where not really related or the package had any meaning. But he argued self-confident, that doing so, he has only one import statement in all his classes for “containing all” package. That allowed him reduce the need of scrolling beneath all that long list of import statements in the beginning of the class in his ide…

At that moment that, code-folding feature in IDE is something special and comes direct from heaven right now… “God bless code-folding feature!” ;)