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Re: Comparison issue if amount of blanks used for indentation changed

Post by psguru » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:02 pm

Maybe but we have to think about consequences. We'll give it a thought.
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Re: Comparison issue if amount of blanks used for indentation changed

Post by MSpagni » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:06 pm

Just to avoid misunderstandings: I mean "adding the possibility", not "replacing the actual". :wink:

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Re: Comparison issue if amount of blanks used for indentation changed

Post by pref » Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:55 am

psguru wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 3:43 pm
Matching in EDPro is based on exact equality of lines, after applying all Ignore options (I still don't understand why you can't ignore white space).
When comparing files, KDiff3 first it tries to match lines that are equal in all input files. Only during this step it might ignore white space. The second step compares each line. In this step white space will not be ignored. Also during the merge white space will not be ignored.
That's is exactly the key point in KDiff3 - a sort of 2-pass-diff - which, in not such an uncommon case of changes in spacing (e.g. indendation or format changes), delivers more accurate results than the "fuzzy matching" stuff in ExamDiff Pro.

> I still don't understand why you can't ignore white space

Since highlighting the changes both in spacing and in words (or characters) - while still correctly matching the lines in all input files - is exactly what I'd like to see on the result screen.
psguru wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:02 pm
Maybe but we have to think about consequences. We'll give it a thought.
MSpagni wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:06 pm
Just to avoid misunderstandings: I mean "adding the possibility", not "replacing the actual".
Yes, by adding the possibility to choose from e.g. a "standard line matching (edp)" and a "2-pass line matching (KDiff3 style)".

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Does it make sense to you, do you think it can be introduced in ExamDiff (Pro)?

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Re: Comparison issue if amount of blanks used for indentation changed

Post by psguru » Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:53 am

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Does it make sense to you, do you think it can be introduced in ExamDiff (Pro)?
It's in the backlog but nothing concrete is being discussed yet.
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Re: Comparison issue if amount of blanks used for indentation changed

Post by psguru » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:01 pm

BTW, still didn't get an answer: why can't you just ignore white space? That's the normal workflow of the application.
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Re: Comparison issue if amount of blanks used for indentation changed

Post by pref » Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:20 pm

psguru wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:01 pm
BTW, still didn't get an answer: why can't you just ignore white space? That's the normal workflow of the application.
huh? I've explicitly answered exactly this question in my previous post.

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