[erlang-questions] eep-0012 (Extensions to comprehensions)
Thu Aug 7 07:27:41 CEST 2008
On Aug 6, 2008, at 10:19 PM, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> On 7 Aug 2008, at 2:14 pm, Kevin Scaldeferri wrote:
>> There's also the desire to have diffs only display important
>> changes, not insignificant things like the addition or removal of a
>> line terminator/separator. Is this worth changing the language
>> for? Eh, probably not. But if you were designing from scratch,
>> it's one of those nice little things.
> Suppose you have
> and you change this to
> The *number* of diffs does not change, there is only an extra line
> in the diff.
The point is that you could have changed:
and then only one line changed.
> I actually find it useful that this extra line appears, because it
> gives me a
> wee bit of context: Y didn't just appear somewhere, it appeared
> after X.
If you want a context diff, ask for a context diff.
As I said, this is a pretty minor issue, but it's a minor issue many
people will mention.
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