On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Dave Matthews wrote:
> 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?
It happens in the freeread() function (in w1/freesubs.c) and it would be
an easy thing to fix unless freeread() wasn't used by other tools as well.
But then again, if "/\/" _always_ should be treated as a literal it should
not be a problem.