Comment #10 on issue 929 by sed...@gmail.com: reviewboard should not alter
the diff file
All "git diff format support" tickets were closed as duplicate of this
ticket. I don't know why but the need for git diff format support has more
ramifications than just "sharing diffs":
- It can describe move/rename operations which saves the reviewer's time to
understand the "three pages of removed line block" and "three pages of
added line block" were actually a single rename.
- Mercurial Queues REQUIRE git-diff format to work correctly. It's
recommended to be set it in the .hgrc. That prevents developer from being
able to generate unified diff format and requires editing .hgrc file over
and over for each specific goal.
- When binary files are present, MQ switches to git format which cannot be
turned off in newer Mercurial versions (namely 2.2.1).
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