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Meld: Outstandanding visual difference program

I’m in the midst of converting Spitbol to use the nasm assembler instead of the gnu gas assembler. As part of that I need to compare various versions of the assembly language files, and I so I went off to the web to find a visual difference program, by which I mean a program with the same — or better — functionality of the standard diff file comparator, but with graphical output.

I soon came across Meld.

I’ve been using it for a few days, and I have found it *very* helpful. I already found one conditional assembly statement that I had unintentionally altered. I doubt I would have found this using standard diff, or at best it would have taken me much longer to track it down.

Meld is in the Debian package list, and so can be found in most Linux distributions.

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