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Re: augmented diff, draft now mature

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2007-07-07 21:56:17 CEST

Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Branko ??ibej]
>
>> If you're worried about the size of the patch: If the binary files
>> matter enough to be included in the patch, then the size is likely to
>> be irrelevant.
>>
>
> A parallel concern is whether a diff should be reversible. That is a
> very nice feature of unified diff - you can apply it in either
> direction. Providing the same ability with an 'augmented diff' would
> require spelling out the full contents of deleted files and dirs, as
> well as the full contents of a replaced binary file. Worth it? I
> don't know.
>

In an ideal world, the answer is an unequivocal "yes".

-- Brane, speaking as an expert after reading some darcs docs.

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