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Contributing to Eclipse: Principles, Patterns, and Plug-Ins by Kent Beck, Erich Gamma

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Chapter 32. Core Workspace — Resources

In Eclipse the file system rules. An Eclipse workspace is mapped to the file system directly and there is no intermediate repository. Users can either change a resource on the file system directly or from inside Eclipse. The resources plug-in provides support for managing a workspace and its resources (see Figure 32.1).

Core Workspace

Figure 32.1. Core Workspace

Accessing File-System Resources—Proxy and Bridge

Clients need a way to track a resource in the file system. Resources change during their lifetime: they are created, their contents change, they are replaced with another version, they are deleted, and sometimes recreated. ...

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