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From:
Rafael Garcia-Suarez
Date:
January 7, 2008 06:34
Subject:
Re: - perlcommunity.patch (1/1) [PATCH] perlcommunity: "Perl Mongers" and calendar corrections
Message ID:
b77c1dce0801070634g98b3f69r500755977b3af232@mail.gmail.com
On 07/01/2008, Nicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 06, 2008 at 06:53:38PM +0100, David Landgren wrote:
> > brian d foy wrote:
> >
> > [a patch]
> >
> > Having a unified diff will increase the probability of it being applied.
>
> In the general case, yes.
>
> I'm sure that being the tireless maintainer of the Perl FAQ also increases it.
> :-)
> [Likewise being the tireless summariser also increases it]
>
>
> It looked suspiciously like a piece of software going totally retro to '90s'
> Usenet standards. Particularly given the 0/1 and 1/1 subjects:
>
> http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2008-01/msg00129.html
> http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2008-01/msg00128.html
>
> When did unified diffs come in?

Wikipedia claims it's from Aug 1990.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unified_diff#Unified_format
That is, apparently, five years after the first release of patch(1).

What a pity, I had to use apt-file to look up what package to install
to get uudecode. Those things don't come installed by default
nowadays...

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