One of my minor pet peeves about the Eclipse IDE was its rather limited flexibility when it came to code formatting. In Eclipse 2.x, the code formatting options were rather limited when compared to IDEA or JBuilder. I downloaded the latest Eclipse 3.0 milestone release the other day, and learned that this minor weakness has been eliminated with gusto. Not only are there more code formatting options than you can shake a stick at, but you can create and save multiple code formatting schemes and switch between them. The only thing missing now is the ability to assign code formatting schemes at the project level. That’s a minor complaint, though, overall I’m incredibly pleased. Oh, and the code formatting schemes can be exported so that you can share them with other people on the team, or even better, version control them.