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Re: Need to check a file out, but want never to check it back in !

From: Alexander Iljin <ajsoft_at_yandex.ru>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 23:56:23 +0600


RMW> You sure about that ? What's the point in having a custom differ
RMW> then ? If the check-for-difference is done internally (presumably
RMW> byte-for-byte), then why is a custom differ mandated to return a
RMW> 0/1/fail code, if it will never be used to check that files *are* different.

RMW> How come I see custom differs for word etc files all over the
RMW> place ? I was under the impression that these differs only looked
RMW> at "stuff that has really changed" in the file, and their raison
RMW> d'être was to ignore the crap that Microsoft (and others) insist
RMW> on writing to files (such as "last time read").

  The custom differs exist to "show" the difference in a meaningful
  way, not to "detect" it.



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