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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [MERGE REQUEST] unify various commands around arch_
Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [MERGE REQUEST] unify various commands around arch_fqvsn_from_tree_and_input
Wed, 19 May 2004 09:14:23 -0400
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Colin Walters wrote:
I also removed the
ability for delta to operate on directories, which made things easier.
This last bit (which is in patch-8) may be slightly controversial (?)
but it's cleaner without, and it seems like people should just use
Oops, missed this last time.
Please don't remove functionality from delta (and apply-delta, which
uses it). Delta and apply-delta are low-level primitives. As I
mentioned in a recent email, combined with "logs" and "tree-root", they
replay [--reverse] REVISION
We don't generally use [apply-]delta for these, and that's more-or-less
the point: there are far more convenient commands than delta and
apply-delta. Let's keep them raw and powerful, so they can be applied
when no other tool is suitable.
If you can fix your patch to support directories for delta, great. But
delta's a powerful-and-inconvenient command. Even with your changes,
it'll still be pretty inconvenient, but a lot less powerful.
Also, it will probably break scripts.
Director of Technology
Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [MERGE REQUEST] unify various commands around arch_fqvsn_from_tree_and_input, Colin Walters, 2004/05/20