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acediff problem with "//"

Dave Matthews matthews at greengenes.cit.cornell.edu
Mon Jun 16 02:51:03 EST 2003


acediff should treat "/\/" or "\/\/" as a literal "//" rather than a comment,
like tace and xace do, but it doesn't.  This makes it impossible to use
acediff for incremental updates, which I would dearly love to do and is
otherwise quite feasible.  I have many records that contain URLs so 
handling "//" is essential.

I complained about this in 1996 and again in 2000:
http://bionet.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/hypermail/acedb/acedb.199602/0010.html
http://bionet.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/hypermail/acedb/acedb.199602/0011.html
http://bionet.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/hypermail/acedb/acedb.200009/0038.html
As of version 4_9p it still isn't fixed.  I'm afraid it fell through
the cracks.  I know how easy it is for this to happen.  But, please?

- Dave
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