Structure Diff

http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=12535

As described in the above request, a structural diff has been
implemented. But I'll be damned if I can find it. Could JetBrains give a
quick description of this feature and how one would use it?

Thanks,
Gordon

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Gordon Tyler (Software Developer)
Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919

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AFAIK, the way it was implemented, you can do a diff between two methods or
fields selected in the Structure View for a file.

Although I do find this useful for manually refactoring nearly identical
methods, I don't think that it was implemented the way that the request was
described.

If I read the description and comments correctly, the requested
functionalily is to see a structural view within the diff of two
Packages/Interfaces/Classes or two versions of the same
Package/Interface/Class. Not to do a diff on items selected in the
Structure view.

Maybe the request should be reopened and implemented as requested.

Tim

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>

As described in the above request, a structural diff has been
implemented. But I'll be damned if I can find it. Could JetBrains give a
quick description of this feature and how one would use it?

>

Thanks,
Gordon

>

--
Gordon Tyler (Software Developer)
Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919



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Tim Haley wrote:

AFAIK, the way it was implemented, you can do a diff between two methods or
fields selected in the Structure View for a file.

Although I do find this useful for manually refactoring nearly identical
methods, I don't think that it was implemented the way that the request was
described.

If I read the description and comments correctly, the requested
functionalily is to see a structural view within the diff of two
Packages/Interfaces/Classes or two versions of the same
Package/Interface/Class. Not to do a diff on items selected in the
Structure view.

Maybe the request should be reopened and implemented as requested.


Yes, that's the way I read the request as well. Like a CVS->Compare
with->Same Version but a structural diff instead of a textual diff.

It seems the request has been re-opened.

Ciao,
Gordon

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Gordon Tyler (Software Developer)
Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919

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Hapeens to me too, but as the poster said, it's not a promptly reproducible situation...

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