How to disable closing parenthesis insertion when pressing "("?
How can one disable in Eclipse automatic closing parenthesis ")" insertion when pressing opening parenthesis "(" to the right of a method name?
Re: How to disable closing parenthesis insertion when pressing "("?
For all the years I’ve used Eclipse, I could never get used to that feature. When it’s on, I always start to forget a bunch of semicolons, sometimes I find some doubled double quotes on the beginning and/or the end of strings. Sometimes there are closing parenthesis that are randomly placed… If only Eclipse could report this kind of syntax errors within a decent amount of time…
Originally Posted by Eranga
Sometimes you don’t need to close a parenthesis or a brace bracket right after the opening. For example when you want to put them around a block of existing code. So you need to do "Suppr" or worse – since "Suppr" is so far on the keyboard – close your bracket then delete. When – like me – you spend most of your time reviewing badly written code, this happens far more often than cleanly typing code, line after line from top left to bottom right.
It’s like stupid Ms Word that uppercases the first letters of any text of every single table cells!
Eclipse should have a new configuration section where "stupid typing" switches are centralized for all languages. I need to turn off those damn things every time I create a new Workspace, and then once for each language! If it was simpler to turn off (or better, off by default), or if it could remember that I am the same guy as on the other workspace, I wouldn’t be so annoyed.
In my view, any feature that is counterintuitive should be off by default.