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Re: diff3 on OpenBSD 2.9

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-03-20 18:26:28 CET

Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU> writes:
> On Wed, 2002-03-20 at 11:05, Johan Lindh wrote:
> > (If the XXX appears at the end of line 10, then your diff3 does not
> > add a spurious newline. But if the XXX appears on its own line, then
> > diff3 added a newline not present in any of the original data; in
> > which case, please mail dev@subversion.tigris.org stating your
> > operating system and the output of 'diff3 --version'.)
> Hm. The user obviously reversed the sense of this paragraph, but that's
> going to happen a lot. What made this message appear in the first
> place?

The message is part of the script posted here to enable people to
quickly test whether their diff[3] has the bug. You run the script,
it shows you some diff3 output followed by the above paragraph.

By "the user obviously reversed the sense of this paragraph" you mean
that Johan Lindh didn't need to post his results? The script
explictly asks the user to mail if their platform exhibits the
newline-adding bug; but in the original post, I think we asked people
to mail either way.

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Received on Wed Mar 20 18:18:53 2002

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