[webkit-dev] Style bot complains of missing binary data in diff when deleting .png test results

David Levin levin at chromium.org
Wed Nov 30 17:36:55 PST 2011

Perhaps you could give a bug that has an example of what you are talking

For me it is hard to guess at what the complaint by the style bot is.


On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 5:20 PM, Alan Stearns <stearns at adobe.com> wrote:

> If I delete a .png test result and I make a git diff without using the
> --binary flag, the style EWS bot complains. I can see why it would complain
> if I were rebasing the file - you need the binary data to see what's
> changed. It makes less sense to me to add the binary data to the diff if
> the
> file is just being deleted.
> Should VCSUtils.pm detect a "... and /dev/null differ" line and let it
> through? Are there dependencies on the binary data in svn-apply or other
> tools?
> I'm planning on replacing some pixel-based verification with reftests in
> the
> near future, and so I'll be deleting quite a few .png files. I don't mind
> slinging around all that binary data, but if it's not really needed I'd
> rather leave it out.
> Thanks,
> Alan
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