DiffPatch question

Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Mon Feb 17 15:07:17 EST 2020

If you want to efficiently store all changes to a file.  This is what Git does.

The other advantage is that user C could also perform an edit to A.  You could apply the AC diff on top of B to get a combined update.  (Also what Git does)

On Feb 17, 2020, 2:58 PM -0500, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
> Consider this scenario:
> I'm writing text A, and another team member has revised it in text B.
> I can get a list of changes from A to B with DiffCompare. Cool.
> Then with DiffPatch I can apply that diff listing to A to make it like
> the revised B.
> What is the advantage of using DiffPatch over simply using the full text
> of B?
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