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bug#1537: diff-mode for git patches trouble

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#1537: diff-mode for git patches trouble
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 14:08:19 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

severity 1537 wishlist

>> Of course, in the general case the problem is insoluble (e.g. if you
>> edit the line with the "--"), but clearly we can do better in the
>> "normal" case.
> Probably it was incorrect to post this feature here.  In fact it's git
> problem but not emacs.

No, it definitely has its place here: while it's true that Git's output
is not very friendly to patch-editing as supported by diff-mode, the
output is formally correct and unambiguous.
And your example of changes is also unambiguous, so you can definitely
argue that Emacs should behave correctly in this case.


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