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Re: Patch command execution

From: Daniel Berlin <dan_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2002-02-07 21:06:21 CET

On 7 Feb 2002, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

> Marcus Comstedt <marcus@mc.pp.se> writes:
> > Karl Fogel <kfogel@newton.ch.collab.net> writes:
> >
> > >I think distributing our own patch would be more trouble than its
> > >worth.
> >
> > And nobody else are likely to do it for us.
> >
> > So the right thing to do would then be to distribute the entire
> > (patched / rewritten) patch code as part of svn. This would also
> > remove an external dependency.
> We welcome anyone able to find a librarized implementation of
> diff/patch which is compatible with our BSD license. We also welcome
> anyone willing to write all that functionality from scratch. ;-)

Well, wait, we're just talking about patch here.
Thi is because we want patch to do something it doesn't, and can't, but
could with simple changes.

Given the requirement that it only support the default diff format svn
generates, and that it only needs to do the same as what the patch command
we execute by default now (plus ignoring mathing hunks without ignoring
the rest of the patch), i'll happily write that functionality from

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