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Re: 'patch' behaviors

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2001-06-21 21:29:30 CEST

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> > The problem revolves around a bug in the older version.
>
> I wouldn't call it a bug. "patch" is intended to work on text files,
> which consist of newline-terminated lines of US-ASCII text. It's nice
> that the gnu version handles non-text files, but we shouldn't be using
> the operating system's "patch" command on anything other than text
> files in our test suite.

Not all text files have a newline at the end of the last line. I
don't care if we call it a bug or not :-), but in any case, one of the
patches has useful behavior under circumstances where we will be using
patch, and the other doesn't.

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