Mysterious Eclipse Hangs

If your Eclipse installation hangs, there can be several reasons. If it happens while your tests run, chances are that a test printed an exception to the console view. If the exception is very wide, this can cause Eclipse to hang for a few seconds: Bug 175888 – ConsolePatternMatcher causes large delays with some large input.

I’m working on a fix.

One Response to Mysterious Eclipse Hangs

  1. ffeathers says:

    Hallo Aaron

    Talking about tests… 🙂 I’m interested in a comment you posted over on stackoverflow, suggesting that we use tests as examples in our API documentation. I hope you don’t mind me posting this question here. Stackoverflow warned me off, saying it’s not a discussion platform!

    Your comment about using tests for the examples in API docs sounds very interesting, and I’m wondering if you can give us more information about how it’s working out. I’ve written a blog post, asking if anyone else is using the same technique:
    http://ffeathers.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/test-driven-api-documentation/

    It would be cool to have a comment from you. 🙂

    Cheers, Sarah

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