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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Dec 2 12:15:45 PST 2005


Bill Fenner wrote:
> 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.


I'm using that right now, and it what it catches depends on the output 
mode. That is, when generating HTML diffs it ignores some stuff 
("datatype" vs "data type") which it reports in -abdiff mode.

Best regards, Julian


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