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Subject: Re: [boost] [algorithm] Review Request: edit_distance
From: Erik Erlandson (eje_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-29 09:11:33

----- Original Message -----
> On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM, Erik Erlandson <eje_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > I've had an idea for a tutorial in the back of my mind, where I would write
> > a rudimentary unix-diff style program.
> >
> > That reminds me of a question. One angle I thought would be fun is if I
> > could use a range (or iterator) that iterates directly over lines in a
> > text file (analogous to how you can say "for line in File" in python).
> > Mostly just to show that you can use any exotic kind of range you want
> > to. I don't know if such an iterator exists, or if it is forward and not
> > just single-pass. It seems like something somebody would have already
> > written, but my googling hasn't turned one up.
> I especially appreciate a diff tool that not only indicates different
> lines, but within each change block, indicates which characters have
> changed. Admittedly that often just highlights the whole block -- but
> for small edits it can be *really* helpful.

meld is nice for this, and viewing diffs in general:

you can hook meld into git:

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