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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Make error
Date Sun, 29 Jun 1997 08:01:40 GMT
I like unidiffs and don't like coffee.  Hmm.  Actually unidiffs are much
better for certain classes of diffs -- those that change a single line in
many places in the program.  I find context diffs are ok for complete
rewrites of a function.  In between they both suck. 


On Sun, 29 Jun 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:

> On Sat, 28 Jun 1997, Alexei Kosut wrote:
> > > The following patch fixes it.  There are other ways to do it, but I think
> > > this is the easiest... shouldn't cause problems anywhere.
> > > 
> > > Taking votes for including in HEAD and 1.2... since it is a bugfix.
> > 
> > +1. Seems to work. But when you get a chance, could you start sending
> > context diffs? They're much easier to read, IMHO. 
> Sigh.  I try to remember, but for my purposes I find them very difficult
> to read to actually see what is changing and from what, not just to what. 
> I can not imagine how people can find context diffs better than unidiffs,
> but some people like coffee which I also can't understand, so... I
> guess I'm just odd.  <g>
> Since the accepted practice here is context diffs, I will try.. my fingers
> don't always do what I say though.

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