phf: http://btcbase.org/log/2018-02-25#1785986 << i thought that it was just a helpful warning, but upon reflection i realized that this is actually a bug. investigating it further i took a wrong direction on a diff's command line flag switch, and as it stands if you see this warning it
a111: Logged on 2018-02-25 01:46 hanbot: phf : patched fix for vdiff produced a genesis for me but complains about 'no newline at end of file' for some 67 files. not clear to me whether i oughta be concerned/what gives.
phf: means that vdiff is producing invalid vpatches
phf: i have a btcbase based test harnes, but it of course also didn't catch the issue, because it doesn't know about `\ No newline ...' in band thing either. it treats that line as a textual prelude to the next hunk which is a valid patch format
phf: in any case i'll produce a fix by wednesday, but not before. this requires careful work
phf: mod6: an important thing to add to v might be a check ~after~ the press, which ensures that final states of files have shasums that the vpatch chain claims they should
phf: i think right now the way things are implemented (that goes for btcbase anyway) you can have a chain, that links correctly, but actually doesn't press to anything at all like what the hashes claim
mircea_popescu: whose process even produces microsoft publishing dashes
phf: mod6: right, that's the right thing to do; for a longest time i was still pressing with the original v.py, but i suspect most people (except maybe ascii) use v.pl at this point
phf: i still have muscle memory for dashes, quotes and a few math symbols on mac en layout. (i would even differentiate between russian << .. >> and en `` .. ''). this stuff seemed like the future in the early 2000s..
BingoBoingo: <phf> easiest way to get a rise out of my iranian colleagues is to suggest that samovar and olivier salad were not "invented" by iranians << I enjoy telling the Argentines their mate has too many sticks and twigs
phf: now this could be misconstrued as a passive aggressive "how about now! can you read it now!", but my middle click copy paster failed, and then it's znc that's throttle sending. i figured i could kill znc, but mp was faster on the draw