Everything Has Eclipse Support These Days...

It’s amazing how many languages and environments have Eclipse support these days. There’s the flagship Eclipse Java support in the JDT. C and C++ are supported by the CDT. For Ruby there’s the RDT, for Python there’s PyDev, Perl has EPIC. Even the functional languages Haskell and OCaml have the EclipseFP project.

For web developers not into the J2EE kink, there’s Ruby on Rails support in RadRails. RadRails is available as both a standalone app as well as an Eclipse plugin. Nice touch.

I began to ponder whether there are any remotely mainstream languages that don’t have an Eclipse plugin. With an inner chuckle I thought, “Surely COBOL must have been left behind!” Alas, I was wrong. It’s even a proper Eclipse project. Silly me.