to Ralf: Re: Renaming issue

Bernd Gehrmann bernd at
Tue Jun 26 18:58:00 UTC 2001

On Tue, 26 Jun 2001, Lorenzo Delana wrote:
> PS. the only disadvantage in developing code out of developer's CVS access, 
> is the ambiguos method of syncronization that represents eventually patches 
> released by 'cvs rdiff -D my_last_snapshot'. In any case the patch can be 
> used to know exactly where apply the code changes... that differs very from 
> the human concepts words.

You should always use the option -u when making diffs (e.g. by putting
diff -u in your .cvsrc). This way, patches become more tolerant wrt 
changes between your original version and the version the patch is
applied to. Also, patches become much more readable.


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