Re: Non-unified patches and dpkg source format ‘3.0 (quilt)’.
So... you all realize, right, that old-style context diffs and unified
diffs can be trivially converted into each other? They have the same
amount of information.
filterdiff --format=unified < context.diff
filterdiff --format=context < unified.diff
(filterdiff comes with patchutils.) Given that, this seems like a tempest
in a teapot to me. Just convert the diff into whatever format the tool
that you're using expects or the reviewer wants to read.
diff -c diffs are somewhat easier to read in some specific circumstances,
usually involving significant code rewrites, than diff -u diffs.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>