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From Michael Schlottke <>
Subject Re: vimdiff wrapper for diff-cmd not working with 1.8
Date Wed, 19 Jun 2013 08:33:54 GMT

On Jun 19, 2013, at 09:56 , Ben Reser wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 9:11 AM, Michael Schlottke
> <> wrote:
>> Do you have an idea of how hard this is to achieve, or how long it would
>> take to create a patch? I'd be happy to volunteer as a tester…
>> Or do you know of an interim hack that I could use until it is properly
>> fixed?
> I don't imagine it'd take very long at all to implement but the
> problem of course is that we really should think carefully how we go
> about doing this.  If we can detect this at runtime we probably
> should.

I fully agree that this should be done right, and preferably without adding complexity through
additional flags. 
However, for now I'd prefer a quick-n-dirty solution rather than not being able to upgrade
at all. I know this is
asking for quite something, especially since I don't know how to do it myself :-/

> I'm not sure what platform you're on but using the GUI version of
> vimdiff would get around this for you in the meantime.

Thanks for the tip! Unfortunately, gvim is not an option unfortunately, since most of the
machines do not have a proper version
of gvim installed. 

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