codelite created NETBEANS-420:

             Summary: Intelligent source code diff comparison based on items in 
navigator needed
                 Key: NETBEANS-420
             Project: NetBeans
          Issue Type: Improvement
          Components: utilities - Diff
            Reporter: codelite

The graphical diff comparison in git can only deal with small changes in source 
code files now, if there is a big change in source code, the diff tool can 
hardly find the corresponding code parts for comparison, instead it focuses on 
irrelevant single line characters like \{ and } as same lines.
I wish it could be improved by figuring out source code items(just as those in 
the navigator) for two source code files/versions, and create a jump button in 
the middle if the element(function or class) in the left file is not in the 
nearby position of the right file, then the right file jumps to position of the 
same function or class, resulting a meaningful comparison. The difference graph 
lines should be drawn for each element no matter the difference occurs in 
nearby positions naturally or after clicking the jump button.

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