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Re: Bug#377600: please support -R to reverse diff (fwd)

From: martin f krafft
Subject: Re: Bug#377600: please support -R to reverse diff (fwd)
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 08:47:12 +0200
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also sprach Bob Proulx <address@hidden> [2006.07.14.0812 +0200]:
> One way was already mentioned:
>   diff debian/rules{.orig,}
> Compare that to the code changes in diff to support it.

Yeah, but those changes are made once whereas the above I have to
type every time.

> > Also, you're talking about bloat and complexity with a GNU tool?
> > Come on...
> You shouldn't make the generalization that because some (many?)
> GNU Project tools have become bloated that all should also become
> bloated. In fact that is one of the best reasons for trying hard
> to keep them all from becoming that way.

I agree.

> Having said that, it would be cute functionality

and I think it would be logical.

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