Eclipse is very nice, but :(...

C. Ed Felt ed at
Mon Jun 19 11:57:12 MDT 2006

C. Ed Felt wrote:

> Fellow Eclipse users, (you can ignore this email if you are not one):
> Eclipse is great and has all the goodies I need in an open source, 
> code completing, block collapsing IDE.  I finally have it fully 
> configured for and would like to use it for PHP, Python, etc.  But 
> there is one fatal flaw: I can't seem to find a way to change tab to 
> spaces.  I need specifically to change tab to three spaces, (so that 
> when I type tab, I get three spaces).  The code is much cleaner this 
> way and there are many current and possible future clients who require 
> this.  I have tried both Eclipse 3.1 and 3.2 and do not find this 
> feature.  Please tell me how to change this setting, or, if possible 
> an easy work around.  Please don't tell me about the "Displayed tab 
> width" setting.  This is for display only and does not effect the 
> actual text.  Sorry if I sound upset, it's because I am frustrated 
> with this huge oversight and/or sloppily excluded feature.
> -Ed Felt
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I did find that PyDev does have the three spaces replace the tab setting 
I need.  But this doesn't solve my PHP issue.

<sarcasm>Perhaps when an over abundance of time magically appears I can 
hack the source code for the php-ide plug in.</sarcasm>

<crickets>Any more suggestions?</crickets>

Thank you for bottom posting, the top posting can be confusing.

-Ed Felt

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