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[Gnu-arch-users] Re: --skip-present implemented

From: Tom Lord
Subject: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: --skip-present implemented
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 21:03:44 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Miles Bader <address@hidden>

    > Tom Lord <address@hidden> writes:
    > > One issue is that star-merge should probably have a --forward option.
    > > That would actually eliminate many spurious conflicts in cases like
    > > this.

    > ... but please don't call it `--forward'.  Use something memorable like
    > `--ignore-duplicate-hunks' (note that in patch, --forward has _two_
    > effects, it ignores duplicate hunks, but it also ignores `apparently
    > reversed' patches; I would guess that tla should not do the latter).

    > I presume this would an option to dopatch (and thus all the various
    > merging commands), right?

I don't suppose that anyone in the gnu-arch-users community feels the
urge to take on forking GNU patch?   It would be a medium-long term
commitment and being a conservative unix pedant would help.


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