[Python-Dev] Re: raw headers in rfc822.Message

Michael Chermside mcherm@destiny.com
Tue, 10 Sep 2002 10:18:38 -0400

Zack Weinberg writes:
> You've generated this patch backward, and in a format which makes it
> useless to us.  Please regenerate it with diff -c or diff -u (either
> is acceptable) and put the newer file _second_ on the command line:
> diff -u OLD_FILE NEW_FILE.

It wasn't all that long ago that I submitted my first patch (of 
documentation, not code) to SourceForge. It took me > 20 minutes of 
careful web searching to figure out the desired way of submitting files 
and the correct way to generate that. And I still wasn't 100% sure I was 
generating the diff in the correct direction.

Couldn't Zack's comment be added to the directions found at 
so that anyone submitting a patch would see how to do it.

(But of course that wouldn't have helped THIS person, who didn't use 
sourceforge... :-(  )

-- Michael Chermside