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Re: How to edit/modify patches using emacs?


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: How to edit/modify patches using emacs?
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 08:38:16 +0900

Micha Feigin <address@hidden> writes:
>> [A common reason to edit a patch is because it _won't_ apply otherwise:
>> you basically look at the patch to see why doesn't match the source,
>> edit the patch to test your guess, and if it then applies cleanly,
>> you've got a nice record in the edited patch.]
>
> In such cases I just prefer to apply the patch and fix the rejects, gives you 
> a
> better overall view.

But that's the whole point -- certain hunks won't apply until you either
fix them to apply or fix the source so it can be "applied to"; I prefer
the former because it's generally easier to maintain a record of what
changed.

-Miles
-- 
`Life is a boundless sea of bitterness'




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