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Re: Diff could also show the changes within lines


From: chandan r
Subject: Re: Diff could also show the changes within lines
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:39:11 +0530
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.8.5; emacs 24.2.1

Tom <address@hidden> writes:

> When doing diffs it often occurs to me the diff output could be
> more readable if it showed the actual changes within lines.
>
> Something like this (I mean the concept, the actual implemenation shown
> may not be the best output which can be achieved), so you don't have to
> search for the changes within the line:
>
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1265949/multiple-changes-in-one-line-with-diff-
> tool/1266114#1266114
>
> It doesn't even necessarily need support from the external diff tool,
> because diffs are usually not huge, so the highlighting of the changes
> could be done in lisp by parsing the diff output.
>
> Has anyone tried improving diff like this? Is there a package which does 
> this?

Add the following to your Emacs init file:

(add-hook 'diff-mode-hook
          (lambda () (diff-auto-refine-mode 1)))




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