Eclipse + Vim = Eclim

October 22, 2008 – 19:58 | vim | Tags: , , ,

I tried Eclim some time last year. I thought the idea of tackling the eclipse/vim-integration situation from a completely different angle was very clever, but the implementation wasn’t quite there. I couldn’t even get through the installation.

Then like everyone else I have had to get by with the Eclipse viplugin for quite a while, but that’s kind of like… well, three thin slices of turkey ham for lunch for a meat lover. On top of that, the new provisioning system and the countless new plugins bundled in Ganymede has driven me crazy (OK take a deep breath and stop ranting…).

Just a couple of days ago, I decided to give the latest 1.4.2 release another shot. Well, what do you know, I was up and running in no time. It’s the best of both worlds – vim’s powerful editing and Eclipse’s powerful tooling.

I’m also enjoying the bonus that it works just fine even with vim in terminal mode. So I can just ssh to my box at work and start coding away, without having to suffer from VNC or remote X over a slow VPN.

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