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Your favorite code diff program.

Discussion in 'Microcontrollers' started by 3v0, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. 3v0

    3v0 Coop Build Coordinator Forum Supporter

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    MPLAB has a hook that one can set to an external diff.

    I would like to know what your favorite code diff'ing program is and why you like it.

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  2. arhi

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    since you are talking about mplab I will limit myself to windoze ...

    Araxis Merge - Araxis Merge: Two and Three-Way File Comparison, Merging and Folder Synchronization Software

    The one, the only, the best ... beats any other free / non free diff app I ever tried ...

    On windoze, I like to use it in combination with tortoisecvs ( TortoiseCVS: About ) ... I think it can be used with FileHamster :: File Backup Utility for Digital Media Developers and Programmers too but I never tried fileHamster as CVS does the job for me.
     
  3. 3v0

    3v0 Coop Build Coordinator Forum Supporter

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    OK lets expand it to any software you use for uC development.
     
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  5. arhi

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    Making the search wider will add more tools but Araxis Merge stay's "THE BEST" :)

    I'm slowly moving to TI MSP430... one reason is - I like it more then PIC and second reason is - the mspgcc works perfectly on my desktop (fedora 10) so I do not have to turn on the laptop to start programming... (still using windoze schematic capture / pcb tools dough as I do not fancy eagle) ...

    That said, eclipse + meld is what I use...

    Meld is ok ( Meld : Home Page ) but not as near as good as araxis merge :(

    I do not use araxis merge any more (not even tried to use it under wine) as I have personal policy to pay for tools I use longer then 1 month (I get "fixed" version first and after 30 days I either purchase or uninstall it)... Was using Araxis Merge in previous company (licenced version) and really loved it.. better then "anything else"

    EDIT: if you do not want to use internal diff from eclipse but to use external one like meld, you need: SourceForge.net: External diff Tool (Eclipse Plugin): External diff Tool (Eclipse Plugin)
     
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  6. Papabravo

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    ExamDiff does the job for me. I like the color coded side by side arrangement.
     
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  7. AtomSoft

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    I use context.
     
  8. Pavius

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    I've used Beyond Compare for years (30$ for a single license) - always felt it did a perfect job.
     

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