[CentralOH] Automated Patches

Austin Godber godber at gmail.com
Fri Oct 26 00:48:16 CEST 2012

I am not sure if I have fully grokked your problem, so here is a half answer


I think either git or mercurial also does some management of patch
stacks, but that might be a little further off mark.  Quilt sounds


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM,  <jep200404 at columbus.rr.com> wrote:
> Does a library exist for something like I describe below exist?
> If so, I'd prefer to use it and avoid re-inventing the wheel
> and NIH[1].
> I'm dealing with a many input files, some of which have some bad
> data. Coding one-off ad-hoc workarounds is bad for production.
> I'm tempted to write a file-like class for reading the input
> files and automatically finding and applying corresponding
> patch files. The patch files would be UNIX patch files and
> their names would be the input file name or sha1sum of the
> input file, with '.patch' appended.
> The generation of the patch files would be manual.
> That hassle would not be eliminated,
> but the application of them would be automated,
> and the input files would be maintained in their original
> state, so one wouldn't have to worry about whether one
> had the original or corrected version of the input file.
> [1] https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Not_Invented_Here
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