[wp-hackers] Switching from SVN
mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Fri Dec 10 21:09:51 UTC 2010
On Dec 10, 2010, at 3:47 PM, Otto wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Mike Schinkel
> <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
>> Question: what happens if the line numbers change? I've seen a lot of cases where the latest function is identical but other code in the same file has changed.
> The original GNU patch had a fairly primitive fuzzy matching system.
> Modern implementations tend to use smarter algorithms to better detect
> where and how to make a patch from a diff. They're fairly far from
> perfect, but all of them can generally handle line numbers being
> wrong. That's why diff's include context around changes as well, to
> provide the unchanged lines to look for and such.
I'll second Travis' comment, this thread has been great.
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