Improving java editing experience?

I'm used to IntelliJ automatically figuring out packages that I can import from for classes.  I've noticed that in MPS, those packages are in "@java_stub" models.  What I'm wondering is if there is a way to allow MPS to auto-complete from other modules that aren't yet added to the dependency (and then suggest adding them).

On a related note, is there any way to enable seeing the Java *source* from within MPS?  I have the JDK source installed, and I like to be able to see the source code of libraries I'm using, to ensure that I understand what the intent of the methods/classes are.

2 comments

Hi Daniel,
I'm not used to IntelliJ, so maybe I misunderstand what you are asking (first part).
In MPS, if you want to reference something that is currently not in the dependency scope of your module, you can press Ctrl+R to search for the root node you are interested in (that can also be classes from java_stubs). Once found, press ENTER to add the corresponding dependency to your module. 
If you want to make use of existing languages, do the same with Ctrl+L to import those languages. 
At least in the case of languages, MPS gives you the option to add dependencies right away.

I don't think you can open Java as text in MPS out-of-the-box. Maybe using MPS as a IntelliJ plugin might be more interesting to you?

0

It's more about having to use ctrl-m to import the stubs in the first place.  I'd like to type the name of a class that's in the an unimported stub, and have MPS figure out that I might want to import it.

0

Please sign in to leave a comment.