Suggest to upgrade some software in base
dickey at radix.net
Sun Jun 27 09:59:02 PDT 2004
On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 06:15:39PM +0200, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> On Sunday 27 June 2004 17:40, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 04:54:08PM +0200, Divacky Roman wrote:
> > > diff - 2.7 -> 2.8.1
> > > Should be painless (I think) and I dont see why should we keep the old
> > > version http://www.gnu.org/directory/GNU/diffutils.html
> > Newer versions of diff change some of the formatting information,
> > which can break scripts.
> Just as newer scripts might break because they assume diff output from the
> current version. The interesting question would be if this is considered a
> bug by the GNU diff developers.
They seem to have regarded it as a feature (I recalled this one since I
modified diffstat a couple of times to work around the changes).
Thomas E. Dickey
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