Subject: Re: Patch naming
To: None <>
From: Chris Pinnock <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/30/2003 19:53:32
On Tue, Dec 30, 2003 at 02:49:56PM -0500, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> One thing I like from another BSD is that the patches are
> named for the FILES they change.
> /usr/ports/foo/bar/patches/patch-Makefile_in
> /usr/ports/foo/bar/patches/patch-configure
> Since it's a patch per file, ORDER isn't terribly
> necessary.  (so the patch-aa needn't precede patch-ab
> which the current system implies).
> And it's a nice way to make it easier to see what's being patched.
> Bottom line:
> more clarity
> less ...  hmmm.  alphabetic.?
> I put it out there for consideration and discussion.

IMV, the system becomes less elegant if the target pathnames are long
(e.g. src/library/regex/simple/main.c).