[Rd] Why R should never move to git

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 01:43:41 CET 2018

On 24/01/2018 7:29 PM, Gábor Csárdi wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:24 AM, Duncan Murdoch
> <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> [...]
>> Thanks, those instructions appear to have worked.
>> For comparison purposes, the equivalent steps in svn would be
>> svn diff -r PREV:HEAD --internal-diff > patchfile
>> and then the patchfile could be sent to the maintainer.
> If you just want the diff corresponding to the last commit,
> git show
> will print it for you. Or
> git show keepclass
> for a specific branch.

But that's only half the battle.  If I did that and emailed the diff to 
a maintainer, I'm guessing I'd be told I should put together a PR 
instead.  And as I found out, that's not easy, if I already have a fork 
of the repository that contains changes and I don't want to blow it away.

Duncan Murdoch

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