IDEs: I want non uniform fonts!
Ok. So how many of you would love for the ability to have different fonts being supported on the same IDE source code window? I know I would.
I comment a lot. And I mean a lot!
Not because I'm a comment freak. But because I'm a documenting freak. So while I don't comment my code except where I feel necessary, I document every single class and member along with their respective arguments and everything else I deem necessary (structs, enums, constants, globals, namespaces). But have you tried following code that has more lines documenting it than it has actual code?
So, I'm forced into always keep a branch of my code that is nothing more than a xerox copy of the trunk where I do all the documenting to later be generated by the appropriate tools (god forbid one day me needing a real branch!). This is true for C++ and Doxygen and is also becoming true for C# and SandCastle. If I didn't do that it would be either no documentation or loss of ability to read and maintain my code among the comment lines.
I do my best. I always set my IDE comments colors to be nearly transparent and to blend into the background so they stay away from the rest of the code. But it's just not good enough.
What I would always felt was the need for the IDEs to support different font sizes and types based on context. Simply, to add the ability to change the font when setting up our color coding schemes. And I would really love for IDEs to once and for all also acknowledge comments as part of their feature-rich environments. That is, the ability to auto-collapse comments, hide comments, support external files commenting, whatever.