Was that ever going to be the case with a screen that small? Development machines tend to go big, with multiple monitors and big CPUs for compilation. I find the whole concept that someone might want to develop code on a screen the size of your outstretched hand utterly baffling. You'll have massive neck and eye-strain if you try.
How could you possibly make such a statement without having spent a day coding on one of these? I mean the nerve of some people having an opinion based purely on the hypothetical. Might I suggest you really work on your impartiality.