EiffelStudio Completion Tip (2)
Paul suggested a very nice tip with the wild card completion (new feature of 5.7). I'd like to show that there is an even older feature that is pretty much unknown to many users. It is the routine argument filling facility.
When you complete a routine via the completion dialog, the name of the routine as well as its full signature is inserted in the code. Some complained to us that it was annoying because you ended up having to remove the extra information. But actually there is a very nice thing to do, simply press the Tab key and it automatically selects the first argument, type whatever you want and then press the Tab key to go to the next argument and so on. When you reach the last argument, pressing Tab again will go after the closing parenthesis, pressing it one more will select the whole line and one more time will go back to the first argument.