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Re: How to apply (multi file) patches conveniently

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: How to apply (multi file) patches conveniently
Date: Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:25:05 -0500
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> Though the patch looks normal to me (what could I'm being doing wrong?
> in 50% of the cases it works as expected, and I don't see that I'm doing
> something differently in these cases).

Many patches in email are broken by line-wrapping and things like that
(diff-mode has some code to try and undo the damage in some cases, tho
lately it hasn't been very effective).
Not sure if it explains our 50% failure rate, but it's at least a likely
explanation for some of them.


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