3849: Difference engine should not show formatting changes as differences

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Or at least have the option to ignore formatting changes.

Difference engines ignoring whitespace differences is just the least of the requirements.  The same line wrapping differently is not a difference.  I don't need to elaborate.  The same code is the same code, no matter the formatting or presentation.
#1 david
We made a lot of progress on this for 2.0.x, with better display of whitespace changes, but I agree that it would be nice to operate on more of a AST level. This is a very, very difficult thing, though, and it's unlikely to happen anytime soon.
#2 xelepart

And some companies have formatting code style standards, so not everything in this feature request is not universally true.