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Re: Display diffs between generations.

From: Roel Janssen
Subject: Re: Display diffs between generations.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:43:08 +0200
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Roel Janssen writes:

> 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.

My GNU mail hasn't been working for a couple of days, but now that it
does, I wonder if the initial patch I sent is fine as-is, since we agree
upon only showing the diff format.

Should I implement the --no-diff-format option to change to the
old behavior?

Kind regards,
Roel Janssen

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