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Re: Easier to read diff -u output

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Easier to read diff -u output
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2006 09:27:55 -0800
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Dan Hipschman <address@hidden> writes:

> I could also make the parameters change_block_min and island_max
> command line options, but in that case --more-readable isn't a very
> good name.  Maybe --absorb=M,N makes more sense.  I hope this gets
> accepted, but comments are welcome, too.

I've talked to Dan about this in person, and I very much like this
idea for improvement.  As Dan mentioned, I like the idea of taking the
rarity of the lines into account.

Come to think of it, once we figure out a good heuristic, I'm inclined
to make the new behavior the default, unless the user specifies the
already-existing -d or --minimal option.

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