[TxMt] Req: Compare docs-Diff

Fred B. fredb7 at starflam.com
Thu Feb 17 23:28:55 UTC 2005

On 17 févr. 05, at 19:44, Robert M.Zigweid wrote:

> I Secondly, rather than implementing a complete diff handler, what's 
> wrong with opening the FileMerge application that is part of the OS X 
> dev kit? (/Developer/Applications/Utilities/FileMerge.app)

I already tried to convince myself that I could use FileMerge...
Filemerge's diff representation is cool, but it's almost impossible to 
do any edit there, as you have to make the edit in the 3rd "merge" 
panel and you can only save to one file (by merging to one of the 
file). I want to be able to edit both of them.
FM looks like a never finished product, IMHO.
So it's worst than using TW...

On 17 févr. 05, at 19:46, Torsten Becker wrote:

> comparing files visually is possible, if you have beta 5 you can use
> this command:
> (its based on some of chris thomas' subversion commands)

Yeah, but do you see the difference between this solution and BBEdit/TW 
or even FileMerge's one?
Even with links to the files as Eric Hsu proposed this would still not 
be as good as my actual solution.
It's much more easier to see the differences and edit them in the 
"real" files, with only an highlight of the selected difference, not 
all the "diff" messages.

On 17 févr. 05, at 21:48, Sune Foldager wrote:

> That would be "BBEdit Lite", their free version. As bad as the full 
> version ;-).

We're all here cause we prefer paying for TM than using TW for free, 
but BB/TW still have some feature no other editor on mac has.
Like.... a good diff feature? ;)

I maybe biased because I used BBEdit before TM, but comparing two docs 
easily is something I'm used to.

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