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Re: [PATCH] Show more information in diff labels in mailer.py

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-09-14 15:10:18 CEST

On 9/14/06, Mathias Weinert <wein@mccw.de> wrote:
> Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> > Do the resulting patches still work the same with patch(1)?
>
> Daniel Rall wrote:
> > I like the additional information, though I'm a little unsure about
> > the format. Can you still paste this into most 'patch' tools? I
> > think GNU patch should work. I'm not sure about Solaris patch, etc.
>
> First of all I don't think that anyone will take a message from
> mailer.py, extract the patch information and then apply it to some
> files. Why should someone do that? It's obviously much easier to get
> the diff with 'svn diff' - or just say 'svn up'. IMHO we only use the
> unified diff format because people are used to read it.

FWIW, I've seen people actually do this. I agree, they're insane, but
it does happen.

-garrett

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