I would like to file this as a feature request but first I want to know
how big this space is and what's the range of our needs.
Many projects (esp. EJB-related) use one or another form of
code generation (XDoc, EJBGen, in-house).
The problem with these techniques is that refactoring or any modifications
should happen on the sources. Whether it is Remote interface
method's signature change or deployment descriptor change.
I'm not sure what exactly support for this should mean.
Definitely, not allowing direct editing of the generated files without
modifying the generation sources.
Optimally, any refactoring/modification attempts should point the user to
source (or make the change there automatically).
Perhaps navigation support? Something like EJB was added to plain
Some plugins for various code/file generators?