Re: [code] [textadept] Updated File Diff Module

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:42:22 -0500 (EST)

Hi Gabriel,

On Sat, 25 Feb 2017, Gabriel Dubatti wrote:

> Hi Mitchell,
> El 25/02/17 a las 02:11, Mitchell escribió:
>> Hi Gabriel,
>> On Thu, 23 Feb 2017, Mitchell wrote:
>>> Hi Gabriel,
>>> On Thu, 23 Feb 2017, Gabriel Dubatti wrote:
>>>> Hi Mitchell,
>>>> When you add / remove lines at the top of one file, the other can't align
>>>> properly because annotations are always shown below text lines.
>>>> The following image shows what happens after adding 3 blank lines at the
>>>> top (NOT OK) and after the first line (OK):
>>>> error
>>>> Any idea on how to solve this?
>>> This is a bug. I don't think there's a workaround. Thanks for the report
>>> and the helpful image.
>> Actually, I misread your analysis. Sorry about that (it has been a very
>> long week). You are correct, and this appears to be a limitation with the
>> implementation. I'm not sure how to solve this :( I'm open to suggestions.
>> Cheers,
>> Mitchell
> I think there are 2 options to mitigate this limitation:
> 1) move the annotations from line "0" to line 1 (in this case only the
> first line will be shown out of place)
> 2) force to show the first line as a modification (I'm not sure how this
> will look until testing)
> BTW, I'm currently working on a C version of the file/string diff algorithm
> (that doesn't require lots of strings creation/destruction like the current
> C++ version):
> (work in progress alert)
> I'll try to test this options and see what I get and let you know.

Thanks for taking the initiative. I look forward to seeing any solution
you can come up with, as I don't have much time to try and fix this edge


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