Re: git diff - no newline after @@ ?

From: Jeff King <>
Date: 2006-08-18 22:44:28
On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 02:37:42PM +0200, Petr Sebor wrote:

> >>has anyone noticed that the 'git diff' output somehow lacks the newline
> >>after the @@ tag?
> >Why should it? It's hunk comment.
> Hunk comment? Maybe we don't understand each other...

The intent of a hunk comment is to give the user some context. Note how
it's usually the C function name, even if the declaration of that
function isn't the line right before the context lines?

> check another example:
> --- a/include/linux/kernel.h
> +++ b/include/linux/kernel.h
> @@ -13,6 +13,7 @@ #include <linux/stddef.h>
> #include <linux/types.h>
> #include <linux/compiler.h>
> #include <linux/bitops.h>
> +#include <linux/memleak.h>
> #include <asm/byteorder.h>
> #include <asm/bug.h>

The function detection is very simple (I believe it just looks for the
closest preceding line without any prior whitespace).

> whereas gnu diff would output

Try diff -p to get a hunk comment.

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