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[O] Org, Diffs, and Version Control

From: Dave Abrahams
Subject: [O] Org, Diffs, and Version Control
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:25:32 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.3 (darwin)

As I've been working on a fairly large Org outline over the past few
days, I've discovered that the format is very ill-suited to management
and review by (known) version control tools, like Git.  Indentation is
always changing and volatile information like tags and priorities
tends to mix with headlines, which makes diffs very hard to track.  This
is to say nothing of the fact that diff itself is a poor format for
understanding changes that simply reorganize parts of documents.

I was wondering what other people do.  I want to make sure I understand
the changes I'm making to my document and that I haven't unintentionally
wiped out a great deal of important material (all the more likely to
happen without me noticing because of Org's folding).

Hints most appreciated,

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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