"Why not write an Eclipse plugin instead? That way you can leverage an existing, well-known IDE while introducing features needed for your language."
You scrabble up the face of Eclipse Mountain knowing that when you reach the top you will be much higher than you could have gotten in the same amount of time without it.
You finally reach the top and oh my god it's one of those funnel water slides you're going around and around spiraling down oof fell through the hole in the center, falling falling what's that down there is that red—
a Mr. Fleming wishes to study bugs in smelly cheese; a Polish woman wishes to sift through tons of Central African ore to find minute quantities of a substance she says will glow in the dark; a Mr. Kepler wants to hear the songs the planets sing.