| Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 09:38:31 +0000
| From: Pádraig Brady <P at draigBrady.com>
| > [any] suggestions on an algorithm and/or tool(s)[?]
| I noticed this on vim at vim.org a couple of days ago:
thanks Pádraig! I checked the ILUG website from
work this morning (something I rarely do), saw
yer suggestion, and gave it a try.
man, it is frustratingly close to what I want!
what it does is do a `vimdiff'-style comparison
of two files with a third control pane to select
which file pairing to compare.
and that's the rub: it does not scale.
for 2 or 10 or maybe 20 pairs of files to compare,
it's probably Ok; but for 200 or 2000 it's not
(esp. when you are doing this repeatedly).
it clearly does not — cannot — have the problem
my current approach does, which has set me off
thinking about yet a different algorithm (and
also about maybe generating HTML so that the
rest of the developer community does not have to
come to grips with `vim': I am about the only
developer who does not use GUI tools).
the HTML angle is brand-new, so I haven't yet
done any (re)search on it (apologies!), but does
someone have a suggestion/pointer on a tool which
generates HTML (probably colourized with common
line suppression) side-by-side diff listing?
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