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Eclipse: Building Commercial-Quality Plug-ins, Second Edition by Dan Rubel, Eric Clayberg

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Image Chapter 14. Builders, Markers, and Natures

Incremental project builders, also knows as builders, automatically execute whenever a resource in an associated project changes. For example, when a Java source file is created or revised, Eclipse’s incremental Java compiler annotates the source file and generates a class file. Because Java class files can be entirely regenerated by the compiler from the Java source files, they are known as derived resources.

Markers are used to annotate locations within a resource. For example, the Eclipse Java compiler annotates source files by adding markers to indicate compilation errors, deprecated member usage, ...

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