SemanticDiff is a programming-language aware diff for Visual Studio Code. The extension helps software developers understand code changes faster by hiding style-only changes, detecting moved code blocks as well as refactorings. Check out the demo on our website to discover how SemanticDiff can support you.
SemanticDiff compares the structure and meaning of two source codes, rather than just their raw text. To achieve this our algorithm parses the code to identify its individual elements, such as variables, functions, and control structures. Using this additional information, SemanticDiff can ignore style-only changes and highlight more significant modifications like refactorings or code blocks that have been moved.