[darcs-users] diff preferences? whatsnew format?

Aggelos Economopoulos aoiko at cc.ece.ntua.gr
Tue Nov 11 00:27:56 UTC 2003


On Monday 10 November 2003 20:30, Andreas Jellinghaus wrote:
> Hi,
>
> is there a preference for diff?
> I'm used to the "diff -udrNPp" format as used on linux-kernel.
>
> Also I wonder, is there any reason
> for the "darcs whatsnew" format?
> Sure, darcs needs it's own format, because it has additional
> information like moved/renamed/... but couldn't it be more
> like "diff -udrNPp"? I'm used to that :-)

I too think the 'whatsnew' output should be in a more friendly format (it 
should at least have context). However, since

diff -ur --exclude=_darcs _darcs/current/ .

seems to work most of the time, I never came round to requesting it.

Aggelos




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