Misc problems with Maia 94.273

1. I wrote a utility that tidies the lead comments of my Java source
code.  It tidies the 1,100 *.java source files in the project.  I am
then supposed to click Synchronise, but if I forget, IntelliJ locks me
into a loop where I must click "FS" 1,100 times.  The only way out I
could think of is to use the Task Manager to kill IntelliJ.  It should
let me cancel or say "FS to all" or "memory to all".

2.I had a class called com.mindprod.common11.StringTools for use in
JDK 1.1+. It contains only static classes. I then extended it with
com.mindprod.common15.StringTools.  This compiles with JDK 1.5.
However this seemed to endlessly confuse IntelliJ.  It would ask for a
import to resolve the abiguity when it already  had an import. It
would say it could not find the class. It would fully qualify it
needlessly.  Eventually I renamed
com.mindprod.common15.StringTools to
com.mindprod.common15.StringToolsAugmented and all this strange
behaviour went away.

3. When I renamed com.mindprod.common15.StringTools to
com.mindprod.common15.StringToolsAugmented, the name in the left panel
changed, but not the name in the top tab.  I discovered the file name
had not changed. I manually changed it, and all seemed to work ok.
When I did  the  class rename, it also failed to rename the protected
dummy constructor.  I think somehow this reuse of the class name in
two different packages in two different modules with inheritance
confused IntelliJ.



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Roedy Green Canadian Mind Products
http://mindprod.com

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