[darcs-users] Re: traditional patch output?

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Sat Nov 27 12:45:05 UTC 2004

On Fri, Nov 26, 2004 at 03:24:46PM +0100, Samuel Tardieu wrote:
> On the one hand, the darcs patch format contains exact patching
> information, which makes sense only when the version to patch is
> available. On the other hand, Arch changesets or patch information
> contains context information, which is not present in the darcs patch;
> this context allows fuzzy patching. Schematically, the "darcs diff"
> command builds the version to start from, applies the patch and diffs
> the two version (unpatched and patched).

There is also the -u option to whatsnew, annotate or send, which gives some
context for the humans out there.
David Roundy

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