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Re: diff wish

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:41:24 -0400

On Wed, 2011-06-15 at 11:30 -0400, Johan Corveleyn wrote:
> Okay, I guess we should then also rip out --ignore-space-change and
> --ignore-eol-style, and perhaps --show-c-function. Or, if it's
> preferred that ignore-space-change and ignore-eol-style be used by
> default ("because humans are normally not interested in changes in
> amount of whitespace"), we should use those options by default, and
> not provide an option to disable them. Fine by me.

Those are not options for determining the diff algorithm. They are
options for preprocessing the diff inputs or postprocessing the output.
Although they're probably only used by a small minority of users,
there's pretty strong evidence of a compelling need for them.
Received on 2011-06-15 17:42:02 CEST

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