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Last line is repeated in left/right panes during Text Merge sessions

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    I'm using the Pro Release version 3.0 of Beyond Compare.

    When I load a file into either pane during a Text Merge session, the last line of the file appears to be duplicated (if that last line is considered important).

    If I load the same file into both panes, the extra line is no longer shown.

    This appears to be true for files of any type. It is also important to note that the encoding of the files on my machine is Windows 1252: Western European, though this behavior occurs for other encoding types as well (I've tried UTF-16 Big Endian).

    This behavior does not occur during Text Compare sessions.

    A simple workaround is to add an unimportant line (like a trailing hard return) to the files being compared. However, I can't be sure that the Beyond Compare engine will correctly match/update the last line of the file as this fix may affect the the display only.

    Please help,

    David Andres
    Last edited by DAndres109; 31-Jul-2008, 08:31 AM.

  • #2
    This is really interesting. A few builds back, BC3 would occasionally drop the last line in a compare. It appears that the fix for that problem created a new problem.
    BC v4.0.7 build 19761


    • #3
      Hi David,

      Thanks for the bug report. Handling of non-empty end of file lines in the Text Merge will be fixed in the next release (3.0.1).
      Erik Scooter Software