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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] add diffconfig utility
    David Woodhouse wrote:
    > On Tue, 2008-06-10 at 12:41 -0700, Tim Bird wrote:
    >> +# Added and removed items are shown with a leading plus or minus,
    >> +# respectively. Changed items show the old and new values on a
    >> +# single line.
    > It'd be really nice if it could give its output in the same form as
    > the .config file itself -- so it'd look something like:
    > # CONFIG_FOO is not set
    > CONFIG_BAR=y

    Would an option for that style of output be OK?

    The tool currently produces something similar
    to a diff (but with changed lines compressed to
    a single line for conciseness). It should be easy
    to produce something that can be used with another
    tool to transform one config into another.

    It's unclear what to do with variables that are
    supposed to be removed from the config (as opposed
    to be set to "CONFIG_FOO is not set" Does
    handle this, or is this left to something like
    'make oldconfig'?
    -- Tim

    Tim Bird
    Architecture Group Chair, CE Linux Forum
    Senior Staff Engineer, Sony Corporation of America

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