I would very much prefer it if I could switch off the
source validation (syntax check) completely, and invoke
it manually from some menu item, or maybe even from a
button on the tool bar.
This may be due to my running Eclipse on a remote
machine over the network, but Eclipse seems to be
continuously busy and unresponsive whenever I am
trying to type (or to highlight a portion of the source
code with the mouse) in the Epic editor. On the other
hand, when I'm done typing and would like to know if the
syntax of my finished source code is okay, the Epic
editor frequently insists on complaining about typos I
have already fixed, or about half-typed variable names it
found while launching the syntax check while I was still
typing (or trying to type, see above) that variable name.
As far as I know, Microsoft Word has its spell checker
running continuously in the background by default, but
you can switch it off, and there's a menu item to invoke
the spell checker once NOW. Maybe you could take a
page from their book and do the same for the Epic
editor's syntax check (source validation) too?