[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Bug#396485: diff & sdiff: please allow full-color output (fwd)

From: Claudio Fontana
Subject: Re: Bug#396485: diff & sdiff: please allow full-color output (fwd)
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 06:00:48 -0800 (PST)


--- Santiago Vila <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello.
> I received this from the Debian bug system:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jason Spiro <address@hidden>
> To: address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 19:51:18 -0500
> Subject: diff & sdiff: please allow full-color
> output
> Package: diff
> Version: 2.8.7
> Severity: wishlist
> It would be great if diff and/or sdiff could show
> their output in color.
> [...]

FWIW I would advice against this feature, if it could
even remotely introduce new bugs/new bloat.

> (When I view diffs in vim, they show up in color.
> [...]

That is exactly how it should be I think, ie we open
the diffs with another program to do additional

> But to see this wonderful effect, I must open the
> diffs in vim. GNU
> diff and sdiff have no such feature.)

GNU emacs does it too (diff-mode), so I don't see
a real need for this in diff itself.


Do You Yahoo!?
Poco spazio e tanto spam? Yahoo! Mail ti protegge dallo spam e ti da tanto 
spazio gratuito per i tuoi file e i messaggi 

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]