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Re: [TSVN] VBScript for comparing two MS Word documents

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-11 17:22:56 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> Molle Bestefich wrote:
> > The attached prototype doesn't rely on WSCRIPT nor CSCRIPT.
> > Compiles with VS.Net.
> >
> > Usage: worddiff.exe <base> <modified>
> The great advantage of heckling from the sidelines is that I can cheer
> and boo for both sides ;-)
> Personally I prefer the script because it's easy to see what is going
> on, and easy for an end-user to personalise, eg. translate into chinese.

The code I submitted could easily be rewritten to be easier to read.
The main() code could be improved readability-wise, and everything
else could be stuffed in a separate file. It will of course never be
quite as easy to read and modify as a VBScript.

But a fair critique nonetheless.

> Once you start shipping extra exe files, everything is locked down
> unless you have the source and a compiler.

 - I'm unsure why you would want to modify it?..
 - The source is easily accessible..
 - The source is easy to compile..

> And many of the people comparing Word docs will not want to be
> compiling code, even if they have VS.net.

Why would they. Just use the .exe. Not sure what you're trying to say.

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Received on Mon Jul 11 17:23:18 2005

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