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SubjectRe: [git patch] urgent e1000 fix
Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> On Thu, 23 Jun 2005, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
>>It's probably the whitespace thing that Linus's git-apply gadget was
>>complaining about.
>>
>>I'm terribly surprising, though, since my patch(1) applied the diff just
>>fine.
>
>
> I could easily make git-apply accept empty lines as if they had a single
> space on it. What I find surprising is that "patch" allows that kind of
> whitespace corruption by default, and silently. Usually you have to give
> it the "-l" flag to make it ignore whitespace differences..


patch(1) is a huge collection of heuristics like this, even without
'-l', so I'm not surprised that it worked.

Does git-apply support patches with "fuzz", out of curiosity?

Jeff


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