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Re: GNU diff or not GNU diff, that is the question...

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-04-11 18:46:25 CEST

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

> So yes, we should either stop passing -u (thereby forcing users to
> pass -u in via -X, either manually, or config file), or just make our
> configuration look for GNU diff.
> I prefer the latter option, really. If a system is required to have
> GNU diff3, then it will *always* have GNU diff as well. They're both
> built and installed by the diffutils package. Better to go for
> consistency.

Yes yes yes. Consistency, and -u as a default, are both good things.

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