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Re: [PATCH] Showing the relevant part of a diff

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Showing the relevant part of a diff
Date: Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:49:35 +1100
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"Herring, Davis" <address@hidden> writes:

> When looking at changes made to a file, the ones most likely to be
> interesting are those affecting the portion of the file in view.  The
> second attached patch causes `vc-diff' to place point at the place in
> the diff that corresponds to point in the file being compared (only if
> the current source is the endpoint of the diff, of course).

This sounds very useful, I think.

> To resolve:
> 1. Would this need a NEWS entry?

Yes.  And documentation in the manual.

> 2. Does it need to be customizable?  (M-< is all it takes to "recover
> the old behavior"...)

I don't think it has to be customisable.

> 3. Is it worth supporting the (very rare) "normal" diff format?

That would be nice, but it's very rare to see those in the wild these
days, so if it's a lot of work, it may not be worth it.

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