All fair points. Thanks for letting me know.
I think that statement is outdated. Checkstyle is currently checking that there are no * imports. I agree the author of that checkstyle rule that * imports are bad, as they can lead to possible name conflicts.Additionally:
- IntelliJ is our primary development IDE, so for things like mass organising imports it is preferred it is done in IntelliJ. By default IntelliJ uses import some.package.*; if you are importing 5 or more classes from that package, suggest Eclipse users set things up the same way.
I am not against spending 200 USD for the full version but I am not 100% committed yet. Any better options you would recommend?It makes it easier for us to advise, but it is up to how confident you are in your ability to figure out stuff on your own
Eclipse works fine and we have a few users with that as their primary IDE. It takes a little more tweaking to get right than IntelliJ.