[ncc-services-wg] Pre-PDP discussion: "All PDP emails, documents and websites should come with unified diff"
Tore Anderson tore at fud.no
Sat Mar 30 13:39:46 CET 2013
* Richard Hartmann > All PDP-related emails, web pages, and other documents published by > RIPE NCC will either carry a unified diff (diff -ruN) or directly link > to a page which shows said unified diff. > > Other formats, like full text, old/new text, etc are encouraged as > well, but the diff is the binding format in which PDPs are published, > documented, and discussed. As discussed on IRC, during the preparation of 2013-03 I submitted a last-minute amendment. This amendment made it into the complete new policy document, but not in the side-by-side diff.  http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/other-documents/ipv4-address-allocation-and-assignment-policies-for-the-ripe-ncc-service-region-new  http://www.ripe.net/ripe/docs/other-documents/ipv4-address-allocation-and-assignment-policies-for-the-ripe-ncc-service-region-current I noticed this myself, and it was corrected shortly after. This is not a complaint - I have only myself to blame for changing the proposal after all the documentation had been produced. That said, if both the current and the new proposed policy was written in a standardised plain-text[ish] format, creating the side-by-side diff page could have been a fully automated task with no risk of omissions, rather than a manual one. Just a data point... Tore