How to exclude certain folders from Eclipse Search.


One of the time-saving setting you can add to your eclipse preferences is to limit your file searches to your source code, and exclude 3rd-party folders. Such folders may include .git, .svn, cache or templates_c folder from smarty. There are a few different ways to accomplish this.

1. On the Eclipse File Explorer, right click on the folder that you want to exclude and choose "Properties". On the "Resource" screen, mark a folder Derived. Derived folder is excluded from search by default.

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How to configure Eclipse to use spaces instead of tabs?


When writing a maintainable code, indentation plays important role. This may be one reason Python requires proper indentation as the programming syntax. A traditional tab indents 8 spaces, and we all know 8 spaces are just to much for coding indentation. We all opt to use 4 spaces for programming indentation, but how do you accomplish this? We can configure a TAB to indent only 4 whitespaces, or use 4 physical spaces? There are tradeoffs, and it's a matter of personal taste.

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