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@@ -122,6 +122,11 @@ Patch style
English than in code. Indentation is the most common example; it's hard to
read patches when the only difference in code is that it's indented.
+ * When creating patches, always run ``svn diff`` from the top-level
+ ``trunk`` directory -- i.e., the one that contains ``django``, ``docs``,
+ ``tests``, ``AUTHORS``, etc. This makes it easy for other people to apply
+ your patches.
+
* Attach patches to a ticket in the `ticket tracker`_, using the "attach file"
button. Please *don't* put the patch in the ticket description or comment
unless it's a single line patch.
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