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Re: diff-apply-hunk documentation doesn't match implementation

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: diff-apply-hunk documentation doesn't match implementation
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 20:19:27 +0100
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

> In your case, the patch specifies two files which diff-mode can both find,
> yet, the patch is not between those two files (at least in your test case,
> the two files are just the same, presumably one being a "working tree" and
> the other being basically unrelated).

The patch is relative to an older version of the file, my intention was to
find out which parts of it have already been applied, and apply those that
aren't (and some hunks need editing to apply, so I couldn't just ignore
the rejects).

> Is your test case very representative, or are there many other different
> cases where you bump into the same problem?

It's actually the first time I used that feature.  For me this behaviour
was very confusing, even before I read the doc string of diff-apply-hunk.
Especially more so because it also automatically moves forward so that the
effect is not immediately visible.


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