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Re: sander's diff library

From: Jeff Hinrichs <jeffh_at_delasco.com>
Date: 2003-02-08 06:42:20 CET

> 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.
If this is still open for discussion, why not make the internal-diff the
default that can be switched over to diff3 with a run-time flag? This way
the new lib gets tested by default, but if you run in to a bug, you could
zag around it. Also, has the added benefit of making testing the new lib
much easier.

-Jeff Hinrichs

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