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Re: Patch command execution

From: Marcus Comstedt <marcus_at_mc.pp.se>
Date: 2002-02-07 21:24:06 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> IMHO, 'patch' is an amazingly difficult piece of code, written by
> Larry Wall. Applying context diffs is not trivial -- involves all
> kinds of fuzzy logic.

That fact that it is written by Larry Wall means that the code is
quite unstructured and difficult (although I wouldn't extend it so far
as to "amazingly") to follow, but that's not really a concern when
making a new implementation.

Most of the fuzz is disabled by the -f option anyway.

  // Marcus

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