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Re: external diff headers

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2001-01-29 08:19:40 CET

On 26 Jan 2001, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> The reason this isn't a problem for CVS is that it's diff/patch code is
> built-in. This is a big project, and not a priority for us right now.
> What we really need is a way to tell the diff program: "if you find a
> diff, print these headers".

I come to think of another issue regarding this as well:

 What if you don't want those headers? Or rather, you want a different header
for your custom diff?

I mean, you could of course do as Bruce Korb suggests and just add those
headers yourself when popen() returns a line as a sign that there actually is
a diff between two files.

But when we're talking 'external diff' and things like supply-your-own-diff
program, won't "people" want (the posibility of) their own diff header too?

      Daniel Stenberg - http://daniel.haxx.se - +46-705-44 31 77
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