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From: Dave Abrahams <dave@boostpro.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Org, Diffs, and Version Control
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2011 10:25:32 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2d3dx109v.fsf@pluto.luannocracy.com> (raw)

As I've been working on a fairly large Org outline over the past few
days, I've discovered that the format is very ill-suited to management
and review by (known) version control tools, like Git.  Indentation is
always changing and volatile information like tags and priorities
tends to mix with headlines, which makes diffs very hard to track.  This
is to say nothing of the fact that diff itself is a poor format for
understanding changes that simply reorganize parts of documents.

I was wondering what other people do.  I want to make sure I understand
the changes I'm making to my document and that I haven't unintentionally
wiped out a great deal of important material (all the more likely to
happen without me noticing because of Org's folding).

Hints most appreciated,

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

             reply	other threads:[~2011-10-16 14:36 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-10-16 14:25 Dave Abrahams [this message]
2011-10-16 14:51 ` Org, Diffs, and Version Control Bernt Hansen
2011-10-16 15:25   ` Eric Schulte
2011-10-16 16:56     ` Herbert Sitz
2011-10-18 14:39 ` Karl Voit
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2011-10-17  6:55 Rustom Mody
2011-10-17  7:19 ` suvayu ali
2011-10-19 15:02 Rustom Mody

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