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July 18, 2001 19:09
Re: Adding a 'make diff' command to MakeMaker
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On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 09:22:56PM -0400, Rich Lafferty wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 05:52:53PM -0500, Ken Williams ( wrote:
> > 
> > The idea I had was to just use 'diff' without a full pathname (i.e. let
> > the shell search $PATH), and to let the user add switches by doing 
> > 'make diff -u' or whatever.  If I can't get the switches to work that
> > way (not sure whether 'make' allows it), I'll either skip switches or use
> > an environment variable.
> There's a pure-Perl diff by Mark-Jason Dominus

I'm in need of that repackaged as a module for VCP, since VCP now
depends on diff for some operations.  If anyone repackages it to have
the preferred -u output format in a module, please let me know. I'll get
to it eventually and let you know, otherwise (not sure when, sometime
this summer, I think).



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