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authorHeba Waly <heba.waly@gmail.com>2019-11-17 21:04:43 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2019-11-18 06:21:28 (GMT)
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merge: move doc to ll-merge.h
Move the related documentation from Documentation/technical/api-merge.txt to ll-merge.h as it's easier for the developers to find the usage information beside the code instead of looking for it in another doc file. Only the ll-merge related doc is removed from documentation/technical/api-merge.txt because this information will be redundant and it'll be hard to keep it up to date and synchronized with the documentation in ll-merge.h. Signed-off-by: Heba Waly <heba.waly@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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diff --git a/ll-merge.h b/ll-merge.h
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@@ -7,16 +7,87 @@
#include "xdiff/xdiff.h"
+/**
+ *
+ * Calling sequence:
+ * ----------------
+ *
+ * - Prepare a `struct ll_merge_options` to record options.
+ * If you have no special requests, skip this and pass `NULL`
+ * as the `opts` parameter to use the default options.
+ *
+ * - Allocate an mmbuffer_t variable for the result.
+ *
+ * - Allocate and fill variables with the file's original content
+ * and two modified versions (using `read_mmfile`, for example).
+ *
+ * - Call `ll_merge()`.
+ *
+ * - Read the merged content from `result_buf.ptr` and `result_buf.size`.
+ *
+ * - Release buffers when finished. A simple
+ * `free(ancestor.ptr); free(ours.ptr); free(theirs.ptr);
+ * free(result_buf.ptr);` will do.
+ *
+ * If the modifications do not merge cleanly, `ll_merge` will return a
+ * nonzero value and `result_buf` will generally include a description of
+ * the conflict bracketed by markers such as the traditional `<<<<<<<`
+ * and `>>>>>>>`.
+ *
+ * The `ancestor_label`, `our_label`, and `their_label` parameters are
+ * used to label the different sides of a conflict if the merge driver
+ * supports this.
+ */
+
+
struct index_state;
+/**
+ * This describes the set of options the calling program wants to affect
+ * the operation of a low-level (single file) merge.
+ */
struct ll_merge_options {
+
+ /**
+ * Behave as though this were part of a merge between common ancestors in
+ * a recursive merge (merges of binary files may need to be handled
+ * differently in such cases, for example). If a helper program is
+ * specified by the `[merge "<driver>"] recursive` configuration, it will
+ * be used.
+ */
unsigned virtual_ancestor : 1;
- unsigned variant : 2; /* favor ours, favor theirs, or union merge */
+
+ /**
+ * Resolve local conflicts automatically in favor of one side or the other
+ * (as in 'git merge-file' `--ours`/`--theirs`/`--union`). Can be `0`,
+ * `XDL_MERGE_FAVOR_OURS`, `XDL_MERGE_FAVOR_THEIRS`,
+ * or `XDL_MERGE_FAVOR_UNION`.
+ */
+ unsigned variant : 2;
+
+ /**
+ * Resmudge and clean the "base", "theirs" and "ours" files before merging.
+ * Use this when the merge is likely to have overlapped with a change in
+ * smudge/clean or end-of-line normalization rules.
+ */
unsigned renormalize : 1;
+
+ /**
+ * Increase the length of conflict markers so that nested conflicts
+  * can be differentiated.
+ */
unsigned extra_marker_size;
+
+ /* Extra xpparam_t flags as defined in xdiff/xdiff.h. */
long xdl_opts;
};
+/**
+ * Perform a three-way single-file merge in core. This is a thin wrapper
+ * around `xdl_merge` that takes the path and any merge backend specified in
+ * `.gitattributes` or `.git/info/attributes` into account.
+ * Returns 0 for a clean merge.
+ */
int ll_merge(mmbuffer_t *result_buf,
const char *path,
mmfile_t *ancestor, const char *ancestor_label,