Bug#838260: diffoscope: Reduce noise from offsets deltas in readelf(1) diffs

Chris Lamb lamby at debian.org
Tue Sep 20 19:58:29 UTC 2016

Daniel Shahaf wrote:

> Example output:

Alas I'm not very learned in ELF, so I will trust the specifics are fine,
but just to check:

>     <at the end>
>     .rodata#1 is 0xA70
>     .rodata#2 is 0xA80

… would be displayed (when different, of course!) as *something* like:

 -     .rodata#1 is 0xA70
 +     .rodata#1 is 0xA71

> The actual hex values could be displayed as a tooltip on the 'lea' line,
> or appended to that line as a '# comment'

So, tooltips are not only HTML-specific that would also hide data, particularly
for a) users who do not even know they need to run their mouse over something,
b) users who generally drive their browser via a keyboard (probably more common
for users of diffoscope!) and c) users with accessibility requirements.

Anyway, great idea - love it.


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