Pascal Bourguignon <email@example.com> wrote:
| Ingvar Mattsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| > Just for fun, do some changes to a file, bung teh diff in a web-based
| > mail client and then apply the diff to the original code and see what
| > (if anything) is different. Whitespace mutate much more than
| > non-whitespace characters (apart from possibly &, < and >) when they
| > get shuffled through different parts of code.
| Which leads me to use diff -NaurtwbB when I make patches.
Boy, will *that* break Python!! That is, it fails to catch a number of
significant differences between the files (especially the "-b" & "-B").
Also, while "-b" is o.k. for most non-Python code, you really, *really*
don't want to be using "-w", since it fails to distinguish between "FOOBAR"
and "FOO BAR".
Rob Warnock <email@example.com>
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