[rfc-i] diff tool used by RFC Editor for AUTH48 diffs

Bill Fenner fenner at research.att.com
Fri Dec 2 11:24:49 PST 2005


I supplied the diff tool that the RFC Editor uses.  It specifically
ignores whitespace changes (it uses "wdiff"), since when developing these
tools on an ad-hoc basis, it seemed that whitespace changes would be
common (e.g., rewrapping paragraphs due to a different formatting tool)
and insignificant (which is only true in prose, not in figures).

It might be interesting to try Henrik's rfcdiff tool and see how it does
with RFC editing diffs.

  Bill


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