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Re: [PATCH] help setting up Visual Diff

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-06-30 15:18:53 CEST

Robert Spier wrote:
> I removed the -L, because "my pet itch" was to get xxdiff working.
> I'd much rather have a diff with incorrect labels, than no diff at
> all.
> The current --diff-cmd scheme is broken for everything except
> gnu-diff.


>>It would be useful to list the various diff programs that we have
>>access to now, to see what sort of invocation syntax is required for
>>each. This will indicate how much flexibility we need. Here is a
> xxdiff:
> --title1 <arg> Display 'str' instead of filename in filename
> label 1 (left).
> --title2 <arg> Display 'str' instead of filename in filename
> label 2 (middle).
> But this is probably futile. While we may be able to list 10
> different diff programs we know about, there will be another 5 we
> don't know about.

Not futile: the chances are high that enough flexibility to handle the first 10 is also enough to handle the other 5.

- Julian

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