[Oberon] File comparison in V5.

peter at easthope.ca peter at easthope.ca
Mon Aug 5 17:09:35 CEST 2019

Joerg (& all),

At some point in the last few years you mentioned the lack of file 
comparison in V5. (I hunted unsuccessfully in the 2018 and 2019 

Two possibilities cross my mind.

(1) Primitive solution.  The compiler in S3 will compile a V5 source. 
Therefore a possible work pattern is to develop in S3, up to error 
free compilation.  Diff.Do is available in S3. When the source is 
tolerable in S3, shift over to V5.

(2) Ambitious solution.  Adapt or extend the S3 Diff module to produce 
two Text viewers rather than a Document of parallel columns. Display 
one viewer in the User track and the other in the System track. The 
nice parallel scrolling is absent.  Might be better than nothing.

Any merit in either?

Regards,                   ... L.

Tel: +1 604 670 0140            Bcc: peter at easthope. ca

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