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Re: [PATCH] dir_delta content check

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-11-26 17:19:18 CET

On Wed, 2003-11-26 at 03:19, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> I mean,
> is there ever a time for any update-ish operation (update, switch,
> diff, merge, status -u) where it's important to know the difference
> between "this thing's contents have changed, but the result is a
> no-op" and "this things contents have no changed" ?

I don't think so. It should be fine to always say the latter.

>From another message:
> I still have some remaining doubt and confusion about textdeltas. My
> assumption here is that the goal of a textdelta (in the general case)
> is to inform you about how to construct some fulltext given some other
> fulltext. What is the expected outcome from a no-op textdelta then (a
> single, NULL window)? Does that mean, "You're final outcome should be
> the empty file", or "You're final outcome is exactly the same as your
> source file"?

I think you got here on your own, but it means: "your final outcome
should be the empty file." (It also means: whenever you use an
apostrophe with a pronoun, you're using a contraction, not a possessive.
:) )

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