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authorJunio C Hamano <>2013-05-10 15:10:11 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2013-05-10 17:24:17 (GMT)
commit6c374008b1a4e3b66469168aace47003e9771e2d (patch)
parent4bd52d0956f5ba2a922968057cabd77a98f6da5c (diff)
diff_opt: track whether flags have been set explicitly
The diff_opt infrastructure sets flags based on defaults and command line options. It is impossible to tell whether a flag has been set as a default or on explicit request. Update the structure so that this detection is possible: * Add an extra "opt->touched_flags" that keeps track of all the fields that have been touched by DIFF_OPT_SET and DIFF_OPT_CLR. * You may continue setting the default values to the flags, like commands in the "log" family do in cmd_log_init_defaults(), but after you finished setting the defaults, you clear the touched_flags field; * And then you let the usual callchain call diff_opt_parse(), allowing the opt->flags be set or unset, while keeping track of which bits the user touched; * There is an optional callback "opt->set_default" that is called at the very beginning to let you inspect touched_flags and update opt->flags appropriately, before the remainder of the diffcore machinery is set up, taking the opt->flags value into account. Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
4 files changed, 19 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/technical/api-diff.txt b/Documentation/technical/api-diff.txt
index 2d2ebc0..8b001de 100644
--- a/Documentation/technical/api-diff.txt
+++ b/Documentation/technical/api-diff.txt
@@ -28,7 +28,8 @@ Calling sequence
* Call `diff_setup_done()`; this inspects the options set up so far for
internal consistency and make necessary tweaking to it (e.g. if
- textual patch output was asked, recursive behaviour is turned on).
+ textual patch output was asked, recursive behaviour is turned on);
+ the callback set_default in diff_options can be used to tweak this more.
* As you find different pairs of files, call `diff_change()` to feed
modified files, `diff_addremove()` to feed created or deleted files,
@@ -115,6 +116,13 @@ Notable members are:
operation, but some do not have anything to do with the diffcore
+ Records whether a flag has been changed due to user request
+ (rather than just set/unset by default).
+ Callback which allows tweaking the options in diff_setup_done().
Affects the way how a file that is seemingly binary is treated.
diff --git a/builtin/log.c b/builtin/log.c
index ad46f72..3abbc66 100644
--- a/builtin/log.c
+++ b/builtin/log.c
@@ -91,6 +91,7 @@ static void cmd_log_init_defaults(struct rev_info *rev)
if (default_date_mode)
rev->date_mode = parse_date_format(default_date_mode);
+ rev->diffopt.touched_flags = 0;
static void cmd_log_init_finish(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix,
diff --git a/diff.c b/diff.c
index f0b3e7c..7c24872 100644
--- a/diff.c
+++ b/diff.c
@@ -3213,6 +3213,9 @@ void diff_setup_done(struct diff_options *options)
int count = 0;
+ if (options->set_default)
+ options->set_default(options);
if (options->output_format & DIFF_FORMAT_NAME)
if (options->output_format & DIFF_FORMAT_NAME_STATUS)
diff --git a/diff.h b/diff.h
index 78b4091..e995ae1 100644
--- a/diff.h
+++ b/diff.h
@@ -87,8 +87,9 @@ typedef struct strbuf *(*diff_prefix_fn_t)(struct diff_options *opt, void *data)
#define DIFF_OPT_TST(opts, flag) ((opts)->flags & DIFF_OPT_##flag)
-#define DIFF_OPT_SET(opts, flag) ((opts)->flags |= DIFF_OPT_##flag)
-#define DIFF_OPT_CLR(opts, flag) ((opts)->flags &= ~DIFF_OPT_##flag)
+#define DIFF_OPT_TOUCHED(opts, flag) ((opts)->touched_flags & DIFF_OPT_##flag)
+#define DIFF_OPT_SET(opts, flag) (((opts)->flags |= DIFF_OPT_##flag),((opts)->touched_flags |= DIFF_OPT_##flag))
+#define DIFF_OPT_CLR(opts, flag) (((opts)->flags &= ~DIFF_OPT_##flag),((opts)->touched_flags |= DIFF_OPT_##flag))
#define DIFF_XDL_TST(opts, flag) ((opts)->xdl_opts & XDF_##flag)
#define DIFF_XDL_SET(opts, flag) ((opts)->xdl_opts |= XDF_##flag)
#define DIFF_XDL_CLR(opts, flag) ((opts)->xdl_opts &= ~XDF_##flag)
@@ -109,6 +110,7 @@ struct diff_options {
const char *single_follow;
const char *a_prefix, *b_prefix;
unsigned flags;
+ unsigned touched_flags;
int use_color;
int context;
int interhunkcontext;
@@ -145,6 +147,8 @@ struct diff_options {
/* to support internal diff recursion by --follow hack*/
int found_follow;
+ void (*set_default)(struct diff_options *);
FILE *file;
int close_file;