Ken Tanzer <ken.tan...@gmail.com> writes:
>> I am not very much surprised if such a file misbehaves, because the
>> "format-patch | am" pipeline is designed to be used on patches that
>> can be transferred in plain-text e-mail safely. Long lines should
>> probably be OK, but mixed CRLF, CR and LF may be problematic.
> I'm not sure I understand this comment. format-patch seems to work
> fine on binary files.
The problematic is when you tell it to process text files, taking
into account various common text breakages may be introduced to the
payload, and line-end conversion is among the operations that the
user may be telling it to munge the perfectly-fine input, in an
attempt to compensate.
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