Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 03:14:09PM -0700, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
>> Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
>>> -The commits are compared with their 'patch id', obtained from
>>> -the 'git patch-id' program.
>>> +The diffs are compared with their diff id (sha1) calculated after removing
>>> +any whitespace and line numbers (similar but not necessarily identical
>>> +to 'patch id', obtained from the 'git patch-id' program).
>> The hash used internally is just an implementation detail, so maybe this
>> sentence could just be dropped?
> I think the fact whitespace is ignored is relevant to users, no?
> We probably should drop talking about hash here.
Ah, good point. So, something like the following, then?
Whitespace and line numbers are ignored when comparing the diffs,
similarly to linkgit:git-patch-id.
Maybe some other wording would make it clearer that we are not using
"git diff -w" output.
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