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A lot of edits to be reviewed does the formatting; like turning

code code code code code code code code code code code code code code code code

into

code code code code
code code cOde code
code code code code
code code code code

This is not a major change, but in the difference viewer it is visible as big red block and big green block.

That way somebody can deliberately or by mistake change the code a bit, and this change will not be visible because of "it's just formatting, so big diff is expected".

Should I always scrutinize the diff to find other undeclared edits beside formatting? Is there "ignore whitespace" mode for diffs like in Git?

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Look at the markup view, not the rendered output view. There you can see that the entirety of the diff is spaces for such a change, or not just spaces if they've changed something else.

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