Compare source code

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Wed Nov 3 00:36:46 CET 2010


On 2010-11-02, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
> In message <ianem3$cuq$1 at reader1.panix.com>, Grant Edwards wrote:
>
>> On 2010-11-01, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> In message <8j8am4Fk2jU1 at mid.individual.net>, Peter Pearson wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>     diff -b oldfile newfile
>>>> 
>>>> Warning: "diff -b" won't detect changes in indentation.  Changes in
>>>> indentation can change a Python program.
>>>
>>> I'm getting less and less keen on that particular feature of Python...
>> 
>> Why?
>> 
>> Other languages have similar problems if you remove salient bits of
>> syntax before comparing two source files files.
>
> But other languages don???t make those ???salient bits of syntax???
> invisible.

Huh? Indentation is invisible?  You can't see the indentation in
Python source code?

I'm baffled...

-- 
Grant





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