- Wikitext diff showing a paragraph being moved and "subtly" vandalised
- Visual diff showing a paragraph being moved and "subtly" vandalised
The community has been asking for improvements to the diff-engine. The above example, copied from VisualEditor/Diffs, cannot be implemented until the diff-engine itself is enhanced to detect that a paragraph has moved and changed. And if that is done, the first priority is to upgrade wikitext diffs to show that a paragraph has moved and changed. 95% of editing is wikitext editing. Visual work is an almost insignificant 5%. The persistent neglect for core editing needs, in preference for largely-unused visual projects, is undermining the project in general. In this case it's literally impossible to build the described visual diffs until our core diff engine is upgraded. Doing the work to implement this diff in visual form, without also doing so in the wikitext diff, would be actively perverse.
P.S. I'm sorry if my tone was overly negative. Repeatedly seeing this pattern in other places has been getting very frustrating.