On 07/06/2013 04:16, Michael Weyrauch wrote: > David, > >> >> I can't imagine why anyone would want to edit their package files in the >> workbench, when there is a superb package file editor built right in to >> Mathematica! > > well, one really good reason is the multiple Undo facility in the > workbench as well as the interface to a versioning system. And the > possibility to produce standard documentation as foreseen by Wolfram. > > I personally like the code formatting in the workbench. And also I find > it extremely convenient to use
The lack of multiple UNDO is an extraordinary omission, as is the lack of a documented way to produce standard documentation inside Mathematica. Unfortunately, I feel these omissions may be motivated by a desire to make the workbench more attractive.
I created my own code layout mechanism, so I don't miss this feature.
Versioning might indeed need a different tool - but maybe something more dedicated to that task.
To be fair, I tried the workbench years ago, and simply gave up. Maybe this disqualifies me from commenting on later versions, but I suspect a lot of people may have had a similar experience. I'd only want to try it again, if it could display maths properly.