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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 /userdiff.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 'userdiff.h')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 3 deletions
diff --git a/userdiff.h b/userdiff.h
index c64c5f5..1c1eb04 100644
--- a/userdiff.h
+++ b/userdiff.h
@@ -9,12 +9,10 @@ struct userdiff_funcname {
struct userdiff_driver {
const char *name;
const char *external;
+ int binary;
struct userdiff_funcname funcname;
-extern struct userdiff_driver *USERDIFF_ATTR_TRUE;
-extern struct userdiff_driver *USERDIFF_ATTR_FALSE;
int userdiff_config_basic(const char *k, const char *v);
int userdiff_config_porcelain(const char *k, const char *v);
struct userdiff_driver *userdiff_find_by_name(const char *name);