Afea – Eclipse all-purpose editor

Eclipse is a famous Java IDE. Besides Java, it also have extension that make it a IDE for others languages such as C++, PHP, Cobol, etc.

But sometime you will not need a full-fledged IDE just to view your shell script, batch script (.bat), Ruby, Phyton, etc. Installing one plugin for having syntax highlight for one language is just overkilled.

And a general purpose editor such as Afea will be a good addition to your Eclipse. The languages it supports is as below:

XQuery:
xq
xquery

Log:
log

4gl:
4gl

Actionscript:
as

ada95:
ada
adb
ads

Applescript:
applescript
scpt

ASP:
asp
asa
aspx
asax

Assembly-r2000:
mips

The list is just too long to be covered here. You may always check out the latest list from this wiki page.

Besides syntax highlight, it also come with some handy feature such as showing line number, showing white-space, keystroke comments, etc.

Afae need at least Eclipse 3.2 and Java 1.5. We had test this plugin with Eclipse 3.4 and JDK 1.6.


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