"Diff with exceptions Question"

Post #302587576 by Smitty0881 on Thursday 5th of January 2012 09:16:40 AM

Originally Posted by frappa
cannot find a way with diff options only.

you may think to pre-process both file so that "words" matching the structure of the two highlighted texts may be removed in advance and then diff the resulting new files.
Well I did consider removing them but only issue with that is both fields are generated at the time that the test runs so I would have no way of knowing what to tell the script to remove. The timestamp is auto-generated and so is the identifier.
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Array::Diff(3pm)					User Contributed Perl Documentation					  Array::Diff(3pm)

Array::Diff - Find the differences between two arrays SYNOPSIS
my @old = ( 'a', 'b', 'c' ); my @new = ( 'b', 'c', 'd' ); my $diff = Array::Diff->diff( @old, @new ); $diff->count # 2 $diff->added # [ 'd' ]; $diff->deleted # [ 'a' ]; DESCRIPTION
This module compares two arrays and returns the added or deleted elements in two separate arrays. It's a simple wrapper around Algorithm::Diff. And if you need more complex array tools, check Array::Compare. METHODS
new () Create a new "Array::Diff" object. diff ( OLD, NEW ) Compute the differences between two arrays. The results are stored in the "added", "deleted", and "count" properties that may be examined using the corresponding methods. This method may be invoked as an object method, in which case it will recalculate the differences and repopulate the "count", "added", and "removed" properties, or as a static method, in which case it will return a newly-created "Array::Diff" object with the properies set appropriately. added ( [VALUES ] ) Get or set the elements present in the "NEW" array and absent in the "OLD" one at the comparison performed by the last "diff()" invocation. deleted ( [VALUES] ) Get or set the elements present in the "OLD" array and absent in the "NEW" one at the comparison performed by the last "diff()" invocation. count ( [VALUE] ) Get or set the total number of added or deleted elements at the comparison performed by the last "diff()" invocation. This count should be equal to the sum of the number of elements in the "added" and "deleted" properties. SEE ALSO
Algorithm::Diff AUTHOR
Daisuke Murase <typester@cpan.org> COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright (c) 2009 by Daisuke Murase. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module. perl v5.10.1 2010-10-08 Array::Diff(3pm)

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