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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: List maintenance item
Date Fri, 08 Aug 1997 18:29:15 GMT
I would be completely happy if only the postscript output was annotated.

Dean

On Fri, 8 Aug 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:

> Make a script, take the output of diff, find all the lines with '>'s in
> front of them, then mark those with a changebar.  The biggest trick is
> that since the line breaks will be different, we need a way in the markup
> to say "start left margin bar here" and "stop left margin bar here" that
> aren't overly picky about where they go in relation to other things.  
> 
> I think you would have to do it at that level, since trying to do it in
> the various forms of generated documents would be even more hassle.
> 
> On Thu, 7 Aug 1997, Brian Slesinsky wrote:
> 
> > 
> > > One big feature I want are those handy bars down the left side of the page
> > > beside lines which have been modified since the last revision.
> > 
> > CVS already represents changes, so it seems like change bars could be
> > generated using 'cvs diff' somehow.  The main drawback would be that
> > anyone who wanted to print change bars would have to have both versions in
> > their CVS repository.
> > 
> > Another way would be to include the previous version of the documentation
> > in the distribution, and use 'diff'. 
> > 
> > The output from 'diff' isn't perfect but I don't think editing change bars
> > by hand would be much fun.
> > 
> > _____________________________________________________________________
> > Brian Slesinsky                          www.wired.com/staff/bslesins
> > 
> 
> 


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