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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Inconsistency of Added-files and Removed-files

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Inconsistency of Added-files and Removed-files
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:54:44 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: David Allouche <address@hidden>

    > Having been recently converted to test-driven programming, I'm writing
    > tons of test case for pyarch and uncovering some glitches in tla.

    > I have just found that when explicit id-tags are used, the patchlog
    > header "New-files" does not mention explicit id-tags, but the
    > "Removed-files" headers does mention them.

    > I have not checked the way Moved-files (or whatever the name of the
    > header summarizing renames) behaves with respect to explicit id-tags
    > since it is not (yet) supported by PyArch and my current priority is
    > upgrading the _existing_ functionality to support file name escaping.

    > I _can_ write a workaround for the inconsistence if the correct
    > behaviour would be not to show explicit id-tags ever in patchlogs, so I
    > would like to know what _is_ the correct behaviour.

These headers are not heavily used.  Their primary use is, for human
consumption (e.g., grep for a filename).

Therefore, I think, the explicit id files can be safely omitted from
the headers.


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