Dear diary, on Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 04:39:01AM CEST, I got a letter
where Linus Torvalds <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> told me that...
> On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> > - teach git-apply "reverse" and possibly "fuzz".
> > I think this might help Porcelain; currently they have to
> > interpret git extended diff headers themselves.
> Reverse would definitely be useful. "fuzz" is really pretty dangerous. I
> think that once a a patch doesn't apply, you really want to have helper
> tools like a graphical "wiggle" etc, and that really means that it's not
> "git-apply", it's something totally different.
I don't know, but I come across fuzzy patches quite frequently and any
problems have been always _extremely_ rare. And in any case, I can (and
do) verify it right away by doing cg-diff and checking what changes did
the patch really do.
> And quite frankly, if you have a tool that can handle unified diffs
> already, then extending it for the git rename stuff should be pretty easy.
> It's not like we haven't wanted renaming patches for at least a _decade_
> already, it's just that nobody ever did them.
That reminds me I should finally add support for renames to cg-patch...
Petr "Pasky" Baudis
If you want the holes in your knowledge showing up try teaching
someone. -- Alan Cox
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