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Re: augmented diff, draft now mature

From: Peter Samuelson <peter_at_p12n.org>
Date: 2007-07-07 18:34:31 CEST

[Branko ??ibej]
> If you're worried about the size of the patch: If the binary files
> matter enough to be included in the patch, then the size is likely to
> be irrelevant.

A parallel concern is whether a diff should be reversible. That is a
very nice feature of unified diff - you can apply it in either
direction. Providing the same ability with an 'augmented diff' would
require spelling out the full contents of deleted files and dirs, as
well as the full contents of a replaced binary file. Worth it? I
don't know.

Peter Samuelson | org-tld!p12n!peter | http://p12n.org/

Received on Sat Jul 7 18:34:29 2007

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