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Re: gratuitous changes

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: gratuitous changes
Date: 10 Feb 2003 10:47:53 +0900

Francesco Potorti` <address@hidden> writes:
> And I always call diff with the -b option.
> The latter should avoid all problems you mention when merging
> differences. 

Um, no.  `diff -b' is only appropriate when generating patches for
humans to look at*, not for merging (and things like CVS don't allow such
behavior anyway).

* and even then, it's not always appropriate -- sometimes you _want_ to
  see indentation changes or whatever

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