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Re: sander's diff library

From: Benjamin Pflugmann <benjamin-svn-dev_at_pflugmann.de>
Date: 2003-02-06 07:24:27 CET

Hi.

On Wed 2003-02-05 at 21:17:28 -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> --On Wednesday, February 05, 2003 19:56:13 -0600 Ben Collins-Sussman
[...]
> >Why not? I really want it to be run-time.
> >
> > Highest bar to experimentation == 'svn switch; make'
> > Medium bar to experimentation == './configure --with-internal-diff; make'
> > Lowest bar to experimentation == 'svn diff --internal-diff'
[...]
> Passing an --internal-diff and telling everyone to sometimes use it isn't
> going to help. You actually have to use it all the time - we've got the
> common cases already down (via make test). Adding a configure flag and
> telling those people who aren't afraid to start eating Sander's delicious
> dog food would shake out the bugs a lot quicker.

How about a option for the config file? This way you can have the
advantages of both sides: On the one hand, you will always use the
internal diff without having to remember it, after specifying it once
(as with the configure-switch).

And on the other hand, it would be run-time as Ben prefers (and me,
too ;-).

You still have the issue, that it's an option that for now is supposed
to go away again, but temporarily supporting some option shouldn't be
too much an issue, is it?

HTH,

        Benjamin.

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