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RE: diff handles addition on line end funny sometimes

From: David Balažic <david.balazic_at_hermes-softlab.com>
Date: Mon, 18 May 2009 17:40:40 +0200

Stefan Küng wrote:
> David Balažic wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I noticed this in both v1.5.9 and v1.6.2. (on WinXP Pro SP3)
> >
> > If I a change a file in the WC, by adding text to the line end,
> > then sometimes the diff display (TortoiseMerge window)
> > shows the entire line as "added" and the old line as
> "removed" (yellow and
> > "pale" yellow colors).
> >
> > Sometimes it shows it correctly ("correctly" in my opinion):
> > the line on both left and right is colored pale blue and the
> > added text is colored in yet another nuance of yellow
> ("Inline / Added").


> It depends on how similar the two lines are. If there are too many
> changes, TMerge shows the lines as added/removed. Only if
> there are few
> changes it shows the line as blue and those few changes inline.

Can this be tweaked ?
I understand that if every second character changes, then it
is considered removed/added, but in the case above it is clearly
an addition of text at the end of otherwise unchanged line.



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