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Re: - perlcommunity.patch (1/1) [PATCH] perlcommunity: "Perl Mongers" and calendar corrections

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Abigail
Date:
January 7, 2008 06:55
Subject:
Re: - perlcommunity.patch (1/1) [PATCH] perlcommunity: "Perl Mongers" and calendar corrections
Message ID:
20080107145522.GI451@abigail.be
On Mon, Jan 07, 2008 at 03:34:43PM +0100, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> 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...


Never mind that POSIX requires the presence of uudecode for conformance.



Abigail

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