Control: retitle -1 diffoscope: implement fuzzy-matching across containers
Control: severity -1 wishlist

Michele Alessandrini:
> When comparing tar.gz or tar.bz2 archives containing text files, some
> of which different, the output is a binary diff. Perhaps it only
> applies decompression and compares the two tar files, instead of their
> contents?

That can be implemented by adding support for fuzzy-matching across
containers. This would also detect and compare properly a file being
compressed from one version to the next.

It's doable. The trickiest part in my mind so far is where to attach
them in the tree of differences.

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