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Hyperlink functionality in the IDE source code editor

What do you think about the idea of implementing cross reference hyperlink functionality inside the Delphi source code editor? For example you could write a comment like this:

// [[IdentifierXY]]

Any 1-line text inside a comment surrounded by double square brackets will be recognized as a clickable hyperlink.

So when IdentifierXY is the name of a METHOD inside the current unit or current project, double-clicking on IdentifierXY would JUMP to the implementation of IdentifierXY!

Likewise,when IdentifierXY is the name of a VARIABLE inside the current unit or current project, double-clicking on IdentifierXY would JUMP to the declaration of IdentifierXY!

It would also work with website URLs, for example:

// I got this code from here: [[http://delphisite/tipsandtricks/hyperlinks.html]]

I think this would be extremely useful, as it would increase the possibilities for navigation inside the source code and thus make coding more efficient and productive. What do you think?

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