[Libreoffice] [PATCH] have git diff treat dictionaries/*.idx|dic|dat as binary

Andrea Pescetti pescetti at openoffice.org
Mon Nov 1 08:46:51 PDT 2010

Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> Treating those dictionaries as binary files has no side-effect other
> than that git won't try to show a diff for those commits

And this would be a loss to me: dictionaries are plain text files, and I
would like to be able to see what changed in/before a commit just like I
can see what changed in a source code file.

> and dictionary updater are no longer statistical outliers with
> 300kLOC added in our contributor analysis.

I understand the problem, and you have a good point indeed regarding the
bad influence on statistics. But can't this be "fixed" at the statistics
level instead of considering text files as data and making maintenance
of dictionaries more difficult?

  Andrea Pescetti.

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