[TxMt] Hard wrapping in TextMate

Guido Governatori guido at itee.uq.edu.au
Thu Oct 25 21:33:36 UTC 2007

On 25/10/2007, at 1:34 PM, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On 25/10/2007, at 02:59, Guido Governatori wrote:
>> Is there any way to have automatic hard wrapping?
> No

Can I put this as a feature request for TextMate2? I think it should  
be user decision to have hard or soft wrapping, and to have a switch  
for this could be a useful feature for people (like me) who prefer  
hard wrap to soft wrap.

>> I usually write LaTeX (or other text based files) and keep the  
>> source under version control with subversion (and exchange files  
>> with colleagues). So often I use diff tools to check the  
>> differences between version [...]
> Hard wrapping here is IMO not a solution to this problem. Say you  
> add a word to the first line that causes the following lines to be  
> wrapped differently, or somebody rewraps a paragraph to another  
> column width -- now you actually did cause multiple lines to be  
> changed.
> I know though that the present diff “support” for prose sucks since  
> it is line based. There are however sub-line diff visualizers and I  
> have long wanted for us to include such one in TextMate, maybe  
> default to use sub-line diff for the text.* scope.
> If anyone got recommendations for nice sub-line diff visualizers  
> [1] let me know.

GNU wdiff (http://www.gnu.org/software/wdiff/wdiff.html) has command  
line switches for text to be inserted before/after changed words.

All the best

Dr Guido Governatori
School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland, 4072, Australia
Phone: +61-(0)7-336 52907
Fax: +61-(0)7-336 54999

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