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authorJeff King <>2008-10-05 21:43:36 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-10-18 15:02:26 (GMT)
commit122aa6f9c000d0d286898e2eb7b3504ac6cb9ebd (patch)
tree723567bb21f454514fc807deeb685de00ff6dba2 /diffcore.h
parentbe58e70dbadf3cb3f4aa5829d513d886ae8bc460 (diff)
diff: introduce diff.<driver>.binary
The "diff" gitattribute is somewhat overloaded right now. It can say one of three things: 1. this file is definitely binary, or definitely not (i.e., diff or !diff) 2. this file should use an external diff engine (i.e., diff=foo, = custom-script) 3. this file should use particular funcname patterns (i.e., diff=foo, = some-regex) Most of the time, there is no conflict between these uses, since using one implies that the other is irrelevant (e.g., an external diff engine will decide for itself whether the file is binary). However, there is at least one conflicting situation: there is no way to say "use the regular rules to determine whether this file is binary, but if we do diff it textually, use this funcname pattern." That is, currently setting diff=foo indicates that the file is definitely text. This patch introduces a "binary" config option for a diff driver, so that one can explicitly set We default this value to "don't know". That is, setting a diff attribute to "foo" and using "" will have no effect on the binaryness of a file. To get the current behavior, one can set to true. This patch also has one additional advantage: it cleans up the interface to the userdiff code a bit. Before, calling code had to know more about whether attributes were false, true, or unset to determine binaryness. Now that binaryness is a property of a driver, we can represent these situations just by passing back a driver struct. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
Diffstat (limited to 'diffcore.h')
1 files changed, 6 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/diffcore.h b/diffcore.h
index 8ae3578..713cca7 100644
--- a/diffcore.h
+++ b/diffcore.h
@@ -22,6 +22,8 @@
#define MINIMUM_BREAK_SIZE 400 /* do not break a file smaller than this */
+struct userdiff_driver;
struct diff_filespec {
unsigned char sha1[20];
char *path;
@@ -40,8 +42,10 @@ struct diff_filespec {
#define DIFF_FILE_VALID(spec) (((spec)->mode) != 0)
unsigned should_free : 1; /* data should be free()'ed */
unsigned should_munmap : 1; /* data should be munmap()'ed */
- unsigned checked_attr : 1;
- unsigned is_binary : 1; /* data should be considered "binary" */
+ struct userdiff_driver *driver;
+ /* data should be considered "binary"; -1 means "don't know yet" */
+ int is_binary;
extern struct diff_filespec *alloc_filespec(const char *);