[darcs-users] the readability of darcs native change format (was: Re: SchwernLikesDarcs SchwernHatesDarcs)

Michael G Schwern schwern at pobox.com
Sun Mar 20 09:51:48 UTC 2005


On Sun, Mar 20, 2005 at 10:08:09AM +0100, Thomas Zander wrote:
> > The native darcs format is ingrained into darcs.  For example, when doing
> > a darcs record hunks are presented in the native format.  So while having
> > "darcs diff" is nice, it doesn't solve the problem. :(
> 
> Ehm; the problem is that YOU don't like a certain format. So use an option 
> to let darcs show you another format.  Sounds like a good idea to me..
> I get the feeling that you want darcs defaults to change for you.  Thats not 
> really nice for people who like the current format better, is it?

As mentioned immediately below, a user configurable option is fine.


> > However, once again, this is not a case of either/or.  The display format
> > for patches/diffs can be configurable in ~/.darcsrc or wherever the
> > global user config file lives.  I like "diff -u" style so I'd set it to
> > that. If you like darcs' format set it to that.  Everyone's happy.
> 
> Read the reply I wrote on your wiki page. You can duplicate said option for 
> all commands if you like.

I'm probably just missing the switch but I don't see any "darcs record" 
option that would change its patch display format.





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