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Re: Display diffs between generations.

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Display diffs between generations.
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 22:30:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Roel!

I realized we have not applied this --list-generations patch of yours,
which is a pity.  So…

Roel Janssen <address@hidden> skribis:

> Vincent Legoll writes:
>> On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> wrote:
>>>>>>>   --list-generations=full
>>>> I think keeping a way to see all generations in one go would be cool
>>> --list-generations would still display all the generations.  Or did you
>>> mean “a way to see *the content* of each generation”?
>> I'm not sure to understand what you mean by "the content", what I meant
>> was to keep what current guix package -l shows us, i.e. do not alter current
>> UI, only add new things, but do not break existing practices when not 
>> mandated.
> What about adding a `--no-diff-format' or a `--diff-format' argument to
> `--list-generations'?
> We could then make two choices:  Default to the proposed diff format, or
> default to the full format (what we have now).  Depending on what we
> choose as default, we can implement the appropriate negating argument.
> I would prefer defaulting to the diff format..

In the discussion that ensued, it seems there was a consensus to provide
only the diff format:

So it seems all the lights are green.  :-)  Let me know if there’s
anything we should do to help!


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