[Python-Dev] Unified or context diffs?

Brett C. bac at OCF.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Apr 13 21:54:08 CEST 2005

Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Are context diffs still favoured for patches?
> The patch submission guidelines [1] still say that, but is it actually
> true these days? I personally prefer unified diffs, but have been
> generating context diffs because of what the guidelines say.

I personally like unified diffs a lot more since you can see exactly how a line
changed compared to the previous version, but that's me.  I just checked the
dev FAQ and it consistently says contextual diffs as well.

> Brett can probably guess why I'm asking :)


> Cheers,
> Nick.
> [1] http://www.python.org/patches/

I didn't even know that page existed!

I thought at one point this question came up and the general consensus was that
unified diffs were preferred?


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