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Configuring Eclipse to suit your needs

Well, Eclipse has lots of things you can configure, and below are some things that really make a difference...

Actually, there is only 1 tip currently, but I intend to make it grow with the questions I receive about it, now that I have a good place to put those :)

Configuring auto-refresh

Eclipse by default does not refresh on file changes automatically, so, if you make changes outside of the workspace, you will not see the changes until you refresh it (F5 on the navigator). However, you can change the default setting and ask Eclipse to refresh automatically.

To set auto-refresh, go to window > preferences > general > workspace and check the refresh using native hooks or polling and refresh on access check-boxes.

NOTE: not doing so may have some specially strange results with .pyc files not being deleted, as PyDev will only acknowledge that the .pyc file exists on a refresh.

Set workspace to be utf-8

The default encoding is possibly not utf-8 (depending on your OS, it can be cp1252, ascii, etc), so, the suggestion is setting the default encoding to utf-8 in window > preferences > general > workspace > text file encoding (and you may also want to change the new line delimiter to be unix style on Mac and Windows in that same page).

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PyDev development

PyDev is open source and depends on your contributions! This may be in the form of bug fixes, answers on stackoverflow, new features...

Another option is financially supporting it at: Patreon (which provides a way to support it monthly and get rewards starting with $1).

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