Re: Wrong assumption about unidiff syntax in libsvn_diff?
From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:51:56 +0000 (GMT)
Branko Čibej wrote:
> I'm digging through libsvn_diff and found this snippet in diff_memory.c:
References? The current GNU diff documentation says "The exact message may differ in non-English locales."  I haven't found any more widely authoritative documentation of this "\ No newline..." at all, such as in POSIX/SUS.
There are some reports of other tools not working properly with other messages. For example, <https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/diffutils/+bug/708897>. That's not a good bug report -- it doesn't say exactly what patch tools broke -- and maybe the patch tools should be considered broken, but it is an indication that there may be such breakages.
> I'm pretty sure we should mark the "No newline at end of file" for
Keeping it in English gives a much higher chance of it working with most patch programs.
 GNU diff documentation, "Incomplete Lines" section, <http://www.gnu.org/software/diffutils/manual/html_node/Incomplete-Lines.html>.
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