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Re(2): Revisions to Code previously posted on Perl Monks

by FoxtrotUniform (Prior)
on Aug 27, 2002 at 15:39 UTC ( #193196=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to (wil) Re: Revisions to Code previously posted on Perl Monks
in thread Revisions to Code previously posted on Perl Monks

    Follow the style of many of the pmdev team while writing patches for Perlmonks by striking out the old code and inserting new code in a different colour by it.

Oooh. Feature: a diff(1) hilighting mode for block (rather than inline) code tags. Follow the code block with a diff block containing a context diff (or whatever format's easiest to parse), like so:

<code> &foo(); &bar(); &baz(); <\code> # munged close tag <diff> 2c2 < &bar(); --- > &quux(); </diff>

becomes

&foo();
&quux();
&baz();

As ever, I have no clue how to implement this, or how difficult it would be.

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Re: Re(2): Revisions to Code previously posted on Perl Monks
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Aug 27, 2002 at 18:33 UTC
    Great idea! Foxtrot is on the right track I would say.

    I'm not sure if this would work, but couldn't you do something in a generic style sheet that would put updated code in a different color? That way you would see code updates right away.

    Some people fall from grace. I prefer a running start...

(wil) Re: Revisions to Code previously posted on Perl Monks
by wil (Priest) on Aug 28, 2002 at 00:24 UTC
    I'm not sure if I'm keen on this whole idea, actually. It tends to break threads, and might encourage people to edit their original node instead of following up with a reply to their node that preserves the threaded nature of the site and clearly shows their progress and their code maturing.

    - wil

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