Implementing diff, was Re: git 0.99.7b doesn't build on Cygwin

From: Johannes Schindelin <>
Date: 2005-09-26 01:47:17

On Sun, 25 Sep 2005, Junio C Hamano wrote:

> Linus Torvalds <> writes:
> > The GNU diff sources are hard enough to read that I don't think we want to 
> > try to merge the unified diff generation from there.
> I was talking with GNU diff maintainer and his impression was
> that CVS folks may have done enough libification -- I'll find
> time to look at CVS code and see how much damage we are talking
> about.

I am not sure if it would be wise to completely do away with the current 
method: Often, I call git-diff with my own wdiff-helper. Also, options 
like "-b" to diff are very useful, and would have to be implemented, too.


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