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[wdiff-bugs] Re: Suggestion for wdiff

From: François Pinard
Subject: [wdiff-bugs] Re: Suggestion for wdiff
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2010 21:38:01 -0400
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Hello, Andrea.

I'm daring a copy to wdiff people, hoping you'll not mind.
I transmitted the maintenance duties of wdiff, a while ago.
The current maintainers or users might feel like commenting
on the issue you raise.  Let me quote your message first:

Le 2010-04-13 12:52, Andrea Corbellini a écrit :
> Hi there,
> I'm using GNU wdiff 0.5 and I find it a really useful tool. I would like
> to request a feature: an option to pass two strings to compare directly
> to wdiff without having to use two files.
> In other words I would like do avoid doing this:
>   $ echo "old string" > 1
>   $ echo "new string" > 2
>   $ wdiff 1 2
> This could be implemented with two options like this:
>   $ wdiff --strings "old string" "new string"
> Thanks,
> Andrea

Using wdiff 0.6.3 from bash, one can use the following idiom to get a
similar effect:

$ wdiff <(echo 'old string') <(echo 'new string')
[-old-]{+new+} string

The trick does not work with wdiff 0.5, likely buggy in this area.

Have a nice day, everybody!

P.S. I do not know yet if this message will leave my machine in ASCII
or in HTML.  I wish Thunderbird will give me the choice at send time.
I'm just finding out that it does not comply with Shift-Reply to force
ASCII, this appears to be related to the original message being
PGP-signed.  Sigh!
discovering that it does not obey "Shift-reply" to force ASCII, if

François Pinard   http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca

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