I am sitting here looking at a blank terminal, thinking it's the end of the month, I should write at least one more post for this month, but I can't think of anything.
Due to aforementioned infelicities between SDL and the window manager I use I haven't played Doom much, so I have no new levels to write about, I still have no idea how to fix this short of switching window managers, which would be very annoying.
Oh, I know, this should fill up some pixels:
git diff, wads, and textconv
A cool trick you can do with newer versions of git. Suppose you edit a wad in a repository, then type git diff. You just get
Binary files a/blah.wad and b/blah.wad differ
Yes I know they differ, I just edited the thing. So do this
to .gitattributes or .git/info/attributes, this tells git to use a diff configuration named "wad" for files whose names end in .wad
to configure textconv for the 'wad' diff configuration. (PROGRAM is the name of a command that will dump a wad to a text file)
git config diff.wad.textconv PROGRAM
You end up with basically a diff of the two text dumps. Readable diffs for wads! I literally wept.