qdiff: Option to word wrap

Bug #417116 reported by Joseph Wakeling on 2009-08-21
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QBzr
Medium
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Bug Description

Feature request posted as a bug here as per instructions from Alexander Belchenko.

I use bzr not just for code but also for documents in LaTeX, HTML and other markup languages. QBzr support for this would be greatly improved if the side-by-side diff included an option for word wrap.

Thanks! :-)

Alexander Belchenko (bialix) wrote :

I think for this feature we need line numbers for diff implemented first: https://bugs.launchpad.net/qbzr/+bug/304362

Changed in qbzr:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Joseph Wakeling (webdrake) wrote :

What's the thinking behind that need? If you look at e.g. Wikipedia diffs you can see that to navigate word-wrapped _text_ (as opposed to code) is easy even without line numbers.

summary: - [Feature request] qbzr should offer option for word wrap in side-by-side
- diff
+ qdiff: Option to word wrap
tags: added: feature qdiff
Changed in qbzr:
importance: Wishlist → Medium
ChriS (christophe-troestler) wrote :

I do not think line numbers are needed. If one wants a visual notification that the lines have been wrapped, one can use arrows in the right "fringe" (see attached screenshot of Emacs).

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