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Re: diff wish

From: Johan Corveleyn <jcorvel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:08:50 +0200

On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 5:41 PM, Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_mit.edu> wrote:
> 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.

Hm, ok. I guess you're right. Having thought some more about it, it's
not the same thing.

Received on 2011-06-15 19:09:42 CEST

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