Eclipse PDT editors like Zend Studio analyse the PHP source code to enable autocompletion: they analyze source files and index content found in
Magento embeds more than 10000 files (7000 php files) in Magento 18.104.22.168. Do we need to index all content? no
To ensure that eclipse and Zend studio will offer you all the expected functionalities, you can make it faster, by removing all the non required editor files from editing build path.
What is Zend studio and Eclipse PDT build path?
Build path defines classpath for your project: folders that will be analyzed by editors to index content and where look for methods.
All build path sources defined within will be made available for Content Assist options, including source code completion
Basic configuration of the build path directive in Magento projects
Folders that we can remove from build path could be the following ones:
How to configure build path with Zend Studio and eclipse PDT?
On your Magento project, click right on the project and edit the build path configuration menu through the menu configure build path
You’ll have a new window which look like this one:
And then edit the excluded folders in list. When finished, eclipse will rebuild the build path with your new configuration
By updating the build path, you can reduce by 30 percent number of files analyzed by eclipse. Even if you use some ssd disks, your eclipse should be faster. so if you use some slower disks or use shared networks folders, you should not forget to use this configuration value