When comparing and/or working with multiple files,
it's often useful to have the files open side-by-side
for comparison and reference.
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I can appreciate the use of such a side by side (rather top bottom) comparison for sourcefiles, but it's difficult to
imagine how to fit it in the Editor framework.
The best idea I've come up with is to halve the Editor's height and put a wxMiniFrame containing only the
SourceView of the file being compared beneath the Editor. At first I thought this solution sucked, but I've grown
fond of it and if you don't have objections I will implement something like that.
Mike C. Fletcher
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Alternate suggestion: Have a way to launch a second editor
window so that the windows can be arranged on-screen (yes,
it's space-inefficient). A source-view-only view may not
be what they want (they may need to look at the UML, for
instance). Given the current editor framework, a way to
say "start a new editor window, and tile the two windows
side-by-side or top-to-bottom" would probably be the
easiest to implement and the most flexible solution. I
don't object to your solution, but it'll likely get
complaints as users ask you to add ways to see other views,
access other functions, etceteras.
No, I don't think I'm going for the alternate suggestion.
Believe me it's overkill, and if you want that just run another Boa.
The source to source compare is by far the most common, so I'll address that.