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[bug-patch] Re: Bug#402524: patch requires the same number of lines in t


From: Andreas Gruenbacher
Subject: [bug-patch] Re: Bug#402524: patch requires the same number of lines in the prefix and suffix contexts (fwd)
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 00:40:47 +0100
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On Monday, 11 December 2006 0:33:06 Nicolas Fran├žois wrote:
> Currently, patch assumes (in locate_hunk) that if the number of prefix
> context lines if greater than the number of suffix lines, the patch must
> be located at the end of the file.

Patch also assumes that hunks with less prefix than suffix contect must match 
at the beginning of a file. I don't think this assumption is justified, 
especilly since no amount of fuzz will help. (We've been shipping a version 
of patch with this assumption removed in SUSE for over a year now.)

This is a significant change though, so please speak up if you disagree!

Thanks,
Andreas




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