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Re: [bug-patch] rejecting patches that have an offset

From: Andreas Gruenbacher
Subject: Re: [bug-patch] rejecting patches that have an offset
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:48:07 +0200


On Mon, 2011-08-15 at 17:16 -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> It would have saved me a lot of time if both 'patch' and 'git apply' 
> could be taught a mode of operation where they explicitly reject a patch 
> that cannot be applied without relying on an offset.

that sounds reasonable.  Can you send a patch or at least add a bug on

> It might also be nice if patch could learn the algorithm that appears to 
> match the git behavior, where when there are multiple points with 
> identical context (viewing just the context in isolation), but where 
> those locations differ in function location (as learned by the @@ header 
> line in the patch file), then the preferred offset is the one in the 
> named function, even if that is not the closes context match to the line 
> number given in the patch file.

Sounds interesting; a patch for that would be great as well.


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