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bug#20290: 25.0.50; Use unified diff format by default, and recommend us


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#20290: 25.0.50; Use unified diff format by default, and recommend using it in reports and patches
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:55:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Dmitry Gutov <address@hidden> writes:

> Which signals that users prefer, or at least are more used to, unified
> diffs. I've recently wanted to show off the "refinement" diff-mode feature
> to a colleague, and that stumbled on Emacs producing a context diff by
> default,

The refinement works well with context diffs.

> And here I disagree: unified diffs are easier, because they clearly show
> you the changes. You don't need to compare the "before" and "after" in
> your head, to figure out what exactly changed.

That's where the refinement helps in the same way as with unified diffs.

Andreas.

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