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Re: augmented diff design patch format

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-06-25 23:39:03 CEST

Eric Gillespie <epg@pretzelnet.org> writes:
> I'm not sure about that particular case; i've heard it a few
> times, but only a few.
> What is incredibly valuable (and common!) is reading a patch in
> email and doing code review by replying to the email. Do we
> really want to force people to send two attachments with the same
> data in different formats? I stand by my assertion that the
> second (tree-sensitive) format will simply not be there most of
> the time.


The traditional patch format has always been both human-readable and
machine-parseable. Losing that property would be considered a big
step backwards by many.

(I have edited patches before applying them, btw.)

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Received on Mon Jun 25 23:38:50 2007

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