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SubjectRe: [PATCH] .gitattributes: Enable cpp diff parsing for .[ch] files
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Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh@panasas.com> wrote:
>>
>> Add a .gitattributes file to the Linux tree to enable cpp parsing
>> of the source files.
>
> Hmm. I'm not entirely conviced. If people really think that the hunk
> description matters that much, maybe we should just instead improve on
> the automatic diff detection, and extend it from just binary-vs-text,
> to also do the common hunk-headers.
>
> After all, not having a diff pattern already *does* mean "automatic",
> so it would be just a rather trivial extension to that.

Not quite sure what you exactly mean by "extend it from just binary-vs-text".
Do you mean update buffer_is_binary() and add source language detection?

See also:

http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.git/180103/focus=180113



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