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Re: [h-e-w] Side-by-side file differences util?

From: Bill Pringlemeir
Subject: Re: [h-e-w] Side-by-side file differences util?
Date: 21 Mar 2002 18:41:52 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

 Richard> M-x ediff-buffers Top/bottom rather than side by side, but
 Richard> for all I know that's configurable...

It is indeed.  I have a Mingw version of diff and diff3 that work with
ediff to make really nice diffs.  I also use CVS/RCS so you can run
"ediff-revisions".  The "ediff-directories" is really powerful as you
can quickly find differences between projects.

In regards to Emacs 21.2.1, I have found that the separate ediff
window messes up the under-lying main Emacs window.  It looks like
this is some sort of display bug.  Quickly hitting space to jump
between several files and the main emacs window gets a `residual'
ghost image of the smaller ediff window.  Is this problem known?

I also noted that the ediff `=h' command works differently with
21.2.1.  I believe that files with identical content but with
differing attributes are not hidden.  Ie, one is read-only the other
is read-write.  I will have to see if something has changed in the
ediff package, but I haven't had time to look into this.

Anyways, ediff is way cool!  It is worth the effort to get it working
as it can save you days of work.

Bill Pringlemeir.

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