When comparing Yahoo! Answers vs FileDiffs, the Slant community recommends Yahoo! Answers for most people. In the question“What is the best alternative to or equivalent of Slant.co?” Yahoo! Answers is ranked 6th while FileDiffs is ranked 7th.
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Pro Allows you to open diffs in external diff tool
Instead of creating a new tab with the diff in it, you can tell FileDiffs to open the diff in an external diff tool for side by side comparison and other features.
Pro Easily compare arbitrary code sections
FileDiffs allows you to compare any arbitrary text through multiple commands:
- Compare the current file or selection with any other file via a file select menu
- Compare the current file or selection file with previously selected tab or window or panel
- Compare the current file or selection with your clipboard
- Compare between two selections through Sublime Text's multi-select feature
Pro Command pallet integration
In addition to providing shortcut commands for custom shortcuts, FileDiffs adds new command pallet entries. If you don't use diffs often enough to warrant memorizing a new shortcut command, the command pallet provides a quick and easy way to access the plugin.
Con Very low quality of answers
Highly unreliable answers - often the answer doesn't even properly address the question.
Con Yahoo! account required
Both asking and answering questions require a Yahoo! account.
Con Single answer picked randomly as "Best answer"
The window to answer question - and to rate answers - is very short, the website will just close the question and designate a "best answer'" randomly.
Con Doesn't have side by side comparison
After running FileDiffs, it creates a new diff file in a new tab, which doesn't have the benefit of showing the diffs in context. However, it is possible to open the diff in an external diff tool instead of creating a new tab.