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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'

From: tomas
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 11:30:20 +0200
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On Wed, Apr 06, 2005 at 01:46:49AM +0800, Cameron Patrick wrote:
> Andrew Suffield wrote:
[XML inexact patching]

> There is indeed a patch tool.  Take a peek at

Thanks for the links.

> You're kind of right though - the patch tool described in that paper
> does not handle inexact patching well.  However, it does describe a
> 3-way merge algorithm, which it claims to be useful for revision
> control and file synchronisation. [...]

In fact, I do think it's possible. But to be really useful, one would
first have to think about what rough classes of file are to be considered
`equivalent´ to get rid of many spurious changes generated by automatic
tools. Or something like that.

-- tomás

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