Omnicore X-Develop site lists IDEA editor speed as "Poor"

There's a comparison chart at http://www.omnicore.com/xdevelop_comparison.htm

It seems to correctly represent Eclipse and IDEA mostly, but I was surprised to
see IDEA listed as "Poor" for editor error checking. Do you guys think this is
accurate? Some people have editor performance problems but I didn't realize
IDEA's editor performance was regarded as so bad.

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I don't agree with that (Laptop, Pentium M 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM) - pretty
snappy apart from very long files (thousands of lines) which are rare.

There are other mistakes, probably because it compares IDEA 4.5 rather
than 5.0.1:
1. Unified version control system support - what does it even mean?
2. Perforce Support - the table says no.
3. Subversion Support - table says not yet.
4. On the fly annotation view - table says no, if I understand it
correctly it does exist (I use Annotate with SVN).
5. Java Debugger - there isn't even a box for a standard Java debugger,
only with step back (which would be nice, btw). One could write a book
only on how to use the debugger (all kinds of breakpoints, threads, etc.).

And as always, a 'grocery list' comparison misses a lot, such as UI
operability in addition to feature specifics. For example, if an IDE has
only rename refactoring it will be specified as having refactoring just
like IDEA, which is completely misleading.

Lists such as that should be treated with the respect they deserve which
is very little.

Amnon

Keith Lea wrote:

There's a comparison chart at
http://www.omnicore.com/xdevelop_comparison.htm

It seems to correctly represent Eclipse and IDEA mostly, but I was
surprised to see IDEA listed as "Poor" for editor error checking. Do you
guys think this is accurate? Some people have editor performance
problems but I didn't realize IDEA's editor performance was regarded as
so bad.

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Keith Lea wrote:

There's a comparison chart at
http://www.omnicore.com/xdevelop_comparison.htm


Hmm, they're comparing against IDEA 4.5 and the comparison sucks anyway because there's
nothing listed that X-develop can't do, but competitors can.

Regarding the checking speed, I don't know what X-develop actually checks, so in case it
is only a fraction of what IDEA does, it's easy to claim being fast and others being poor.
IDEA indeed seems a bit slow for large classes (800+ lines, takes about 4-5 seconds to
finish analysis with default inspection settings), but I wouldn't complain about it.

Sascha

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