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Re: [DotGNU]Generating patches ...

From: Stephen Compall
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Generating patches ...
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 14:45:20 -0600
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Gopal V wrote:
>    I've been having problems with integrating some diff -c patches
> from some people , especially people using Cygwin ... Dunno what the
> real reason is ... but hunks just get rejected ..

Hmm, just a Wild Guess here, but could this have something to do with
line endings?  They probably don't use Emacs, which retains the line
endings previous, and there were a few patches I integrated that
diffed out the entire file based on the change of line ending.

>    I'm using diff -u to generate my patches and IMHO that is a nice
> output to read and understand ... Well ... next time I'll leave the
> patch in savannah if it's from diff -c and let someone else merge it
> in ....

This seems to be a matter of personal preference.  For example, you
(and I) prefer the unified format, but the Emacs manual complains that
context diffs are easier than unified.

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Stephen Compall
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