[PD] Git version control, diff and pd.

Roman Haefeli reduzent at gmail.com
Wed Apr 17 16:54:25 CEST 2013

On Wed, 2013-04-17 at 09:27 -0500, Rafael Vega wrote:

> Can anyone provide tips on how to diff two pd patches to find
> differences quickly so that conflicts can be fixed by hand without
> spending too much time trying to find differences? 

I think there is no way to sanely handle that. I treat .pd files as
binary files in this regard. One small change can change the whole file.
The objects within a patch are identified and ordered by an
automatically given integer number. A small change might cause many
objects to be renumbered without any relation to the previous version.
Such a diff might be huge even if the change is very small.

I think you are left with avoiding conflicts whenever possible as Pd
patches cannot be diff'd and merged in a meaningful way.


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