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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • A variation on step 6 and 7:

    step 6. Generate patch with git format-patch -1

    step 7. Send directly to the RT queue for the module, assuming that the first line of the commit description makes a good bug title and the rest a decent description: git send-email -to bug-Language-l33t@rt.cpan.org 0001-mypatch. (one can also uses --compose to write something different as the description as well)

    step 8. Marty's your uncle as well. :-)

  • I have been using the same technique with darcs for some time now, and it works very well with darcs, too. It's my preferred way to develop and submit patches. Just using a ".bak" file to diff against is fine if you have just one change, but what if you end up with 5 changes in which some depend on each other? Often when I start patching, it's difficult to foresee whether I'll end up with 1 patch, or more than that.
  • with apologies to Miguel de Cervantes, Pierre Menard, Joe Darion, and Sophia Loren/Sheena Easton ...

    the workflow with subversion would be the same, except the default output of 'svn diff' is usable by patch, so no special command needed.

    I used the equivalent of svn diff | ( cd $newdir; patch) just the other day to propagate changes from a local svn tree to one built with https login & comit bit.

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    Bill
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    • How would you do this in Subversion without maintaining a repository? Maybe you can, but I just don't know how.

      • use someone else's repository? :-)

        a local repository of any sort ... even old sccs/rcs ... is always a good idea for hyper-meta-undo, if for nothing else. if git is better for that than svn, that's interesting news.

        see also answer to Aristotle's similar question.

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        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;
        • That is exactly what git (or any other DVCS for that matter) is so good for. :-)

          In fact, that’s something I’ve said a couple of times – that DVCSs represent a backtracking to what local-only systems like RCS offered, and a move forward from there in the opposite direction for cross-host collaboration from the one that CVS and its offspring Subversion took. Instead of layering collaboration onto RCS by moving the repository out of a subdirectory of the working copy and behind a networked d

    • Subversion makes the mental overhead of creating a repository very much greater than any DVCS, where you just say git init or hg init or bzr init or whatever you prefer – there’s no need to pick a place for you repository, it just goes wherever your working copy is. There’s also no need to turn the current directory into a working copy after checking it in initially by checking it right back out, which may in turn require casting a path to a URL (since svnadmin only works locally).

      It seems

      • well, what i was patching has public read only repository, so i didn't have to create one. (it may be a bug or feature that creating a new one on googlecode takes mousing not commands.) I applied the diff-is-patch from my anonymous checkout with tested fixes in it to a new authenticated checkout with comit privs in addition to uploding the patch file, redundant i know.

        i see your point that if you have just a tarball of source, creating a local repository easily is good. Needing a cheat sheet for creating

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        Bill
        # I had a sig when sigs were cool
        use Sig;
        • Nothing that can’t be scripted to a single command though.

          Sure, but you have to do it. Subversion does not (and by its nature as a centralised system cannot) provide a useful default for you, so everyone needs to establish their own convention and then script the sequence to their preferences. That’s obvious blinking twelve territory.