[Python-Dev] Unified or context diffs?
mwh at python.net
Wed Apr 13 12:06:13 CEST 2005
Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at iinet.net.au> writes:
> Are context diffs still favoured for patches?
If you want me to review it, yes, probably, but see below...
> The patch submission guidelines  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.
Emacs 21's diff-mode can convert between the two with a keypress.
People who continue to abuse themselves by not using Emacs can
probably find other tools to do this job. So *I* don't regard this as
a big deal.
Plain diffs are of course, right out.
It is never worth a first class man's time to express a majority
opinion. By definition, there are plenty of others to do that.
-- G. H. Hardy
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