[Python-Dev] Unified or context diffs?

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Thu Apr 14 05:35:49 CEST 2005

On Apr 13, 2005, at 11:17 PM, Anthony Baxter wrote:

> On Thursday 14 April 2005 07:26, Brett C. wrote:
>> OK, it seems like everyone who cares enough to speak up has said so 
>> far
>> that unified diffs are better I will change the docs some time 
>> between now
>> and when I keel over dead to have people use unified diffs assuming 
>> some
>> rush of people don't suddenly start saying they prefer contextual 
>> diffs.
> Should probably say either context or unified diffs - I'm sure there's 
> vendor
> supplied 'diff' programs out there that don't support -u
> ed-style patches, of course, are RIGHT OUT.

It might be worth mentioning that if/when subversion is used to replace 
CVS, unified diffs are going to be the obvious way to do it, because I 
don't think that subversion supports context diffs without using an 
external diff command.


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