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Re: Display diffs between generations.

From: Roel Janssen
Subject: Re: Display diffs between generations.
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:19:30 +0200
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Ludovic Courtès writes:

> 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!

Thanks for the reminder.  I seem to have a lot to finish up :-).  I will
work out the arguments and post a new version of the patch for final review.

Kind regards,
Roel Janssen

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