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    i've always wondered, does anyone besides me type out "funciton" at least twice a day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rnd me View Post
    i've always wondered, does anyone besides me type out "funciton" at least twice a day?
    Guilty.

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    you didn't thank me for straightening you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rnd me View Post
    i've always wondered, does anyone besides me type out "funciton" at least twice a day?
    With me, it's usually just "functon" or "funtion". I tend to drop a letter from this word rather than be dyslexic here. Don't ask me why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Pedant View Post
    With me, it's usually just "functon" or "funtion". I tend to drop a letter from this word rather than be dyslexic here. Don't ask me why.
    fnuction ( thank goodness for syntax highlighting! )

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    The amount of typos decreased drastically for me ever since I started using actual IDEs such as Eclipse and WebStorm. Syntax highlighting is nice to see mistakes, but auto-completion will avoid making them in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airblader View Post
    The amount of typos decreased drastically for me ever since I started using actual IDEs such as Eclipse and WebStorm. Syntax highlighting is nice to see mistakes, but auto-completion will avoid making them in the first place.
    I don't like the interruption of the thought process deciding if I want their suggestion.

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    That's how I felt at first. But I became "one" with the IDE quite quickly and now I usually don't look at the suggestion at all – I just type a few letters and hit Tab and it's done; so it's quite the opposite now, because everything is much quicker and I'm not interrupted in my thought process because of typing.

    A rather extreme and yet quite frequent example in my job is typing something like

    Code:
    Map<Integer, BusinnesUnitExampleClass> businessUnitExampleMapper = new HashMap<Integer, BusinessUnitExampleClass>();
    which, thanks to IDE auto-completion and pattern-completion reduces to typing

    Code:
    Map[Tab]In[Tab]BusUnEx[Tab][Tab]bus[Tab] = new Has[Tab]
    It may look quite lengthy right now, but that's just becaue of the Tab placeholders. Typing something like this can be done in roughly half the time than before.

    Okay, that is Java. But I use WebStorm for Javascript and the auto-completion offers more benefits than just reducing typos. It also allows you to easily find the methods you want to call ("did that object have a size() or length() method?").
    And WebStorm, for example, is really quite intelligent with suggestions.

    Yes, it takes a little getting used to, but I wouldn't wanna miss these features anymore. They make developing software more fun and more efficient.

    /Edit: Of course these features only make sense if you a) set up your IDE correctly in terms of coding style and patterns. In my professional job that was a must anyway to avoid extreme changesets and merge conflicts, but I have adapted those patterns in my private work, too.
    Last edited by Airblader; 08-11-2013 at 02:55 PM.


 
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