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Re: diff3 problems

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-03-14 22:30:20 CET

On Thu, Mar 14, 2002 at 03:24:14PM -0600, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:
> > My fear is that this is another Linux/BSD discrepancy.
> Oh, lordy. Here we go again. Karl and I came up with a script that
> produces *different* behavior on FreeBSD vs. Linux. Everyone take a
> look at this script, or try it out. On Linux, there's no extra
> newline added. On FreeBSD, there is.
> (Note that my FreeBSD's 'diff3' binary still claims to be version 2.7,
> from GNU diffutils. I wonder if it's hacked, though...)

i imagine it's the same kind of issue as we had with FreeBSD's diff and
patch. they may claim to be the GNU versions, but they are hacked.
you can confirm it by checking the version in FreeBSD cvs if you want,
but the fact that you have a script that produces different results
indicates to me that we'll need to go to searching for gnu diff3 like
we used to do for patch and diff. it sucks, but if that's what we
have to do, that's what we have to do.


garrett rooney                     Unix was not designed to stop you from 
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http://electricjellyfish.net/      stop you from doing clever things.
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