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Re: change the default ediff-split-window-function to split-window-horiz
Re: change the default ediff-split-window-function to split-window-horizontally
Wed, 05 Apr 2006 10:41:12 -0600
Mozilla Thunderbird 0.9 (X11/20041105)
Dan Nicolaescu wrote:
Can we change the default ediff-split-window-function to
All the GUI diff applications that I know off: xxdiff, meld, kdiff,
kompare display the 2 files side by side.
So it seems that now users expect diff applications to display the
files side by side.
The reason to change is not only to blindly follow other applications,
but the side-by-side display is superior.
It is easier for the eye to follow differences when they are side by
side (even the expression is: "side-by-side comparison" not "one on
top of the other comparison").
The current default might be familiar to people used to look at
diff(1) output, but that is not the majority of users.
Since you asked: I like it the way it is, primarily because I want each
buffer to be displayed in a full-width window.