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Wesley Cheek
Wesley Cheek

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Make VS Code Faster for Python Auto-Completion

I've always struggled with how slow Pylance IntelliSense becomes when a project gets large. It turns out that with a minor tweak, my system is super speedy again!

Try adding a pyrightconfig.json file to the root of your project. By excluding folders that you don't need to be indexing (node_modules, cdk.out, etc.) you may see a significant boost.

Here is a simple example:

{
    "include": [
        "."
    ],
    "exclude": [
        "**/node_modules",
        "**/cdk.out",
        "**/.pytest_cache",
        "**/build",
        "**/dist",
        "**/.vscode",
        "**/__pycache__",
    ],
    "reportMissingImports": true,
}
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