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Eclipse Linked Source - The benefit of using it

In project, the developers might have to worked on different version of the project. For example, they might be working on version 10, and have to patch and test  version 9 or 8 as well.

The normal way of could  be create multiple eclipse projects and switch from one to one. The result is not that bad, you just need to  import the version into Eclipse and work on that.  Still, you have to bear with multiple projects in your eclipse and live with it.

I personally don't like that very much. With the Linked source function, you just need to edit the path of the source switch  from different version and test them. You don't have to do other things with eclipse any more. So, your Eclipse UI is clean now.

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