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2010-04-02diff: cache textconv outputJeff King
Running a textconv filter can take a long time. It's particularly bad for a large file which needs to be spooled to disk, but even for small files, the fork+exec overhead can add up for something like "git log -p". This patch uses the notes-cache mechanism to keep a fast cache of textconv output. Caches are stored in refs/notes/textconv/$x, where $x is the userdiff driver defined in gitattributes. Caching is enabled only if diff.$x.cachetextconv is true. In my test repo, on a commit with 45 jpg and avi files changed and a textconv to show their exif tags: [before] $ time git show >/dev/null real 0m13.724s user 0m12.057s sys 0m1.624s [after, first run] $ git config diff.mfo.cachetextconv true $ time git show >/dev/null real 0m14.252s user 0m12.197s sys 0m1.800s [after, subsequent runs] $ time git show >/dev/null real 0m0.352s user 0m0.148s sys 0m0.200s So for a slight (3.8%) cost on the first run, we achieve an almost 40x speed up on subsequent runs. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-01-17color-words: make regex configurable via attributesThomas Rast
Make the --color-words splitting regular expression configurable via the diff driver's 'wordregex' attribute. The user can then set the driver on a file in .gitattributes. If a regex is given on the command line, it overrides the driver's setting. We also provide built-in regexes for the languages that already had funcname patterns, and add an appropriate diff driver entry for C/++. (The patterns are designed to run UTF-8 sequences into a single chunk to make sure they remain readable.) Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-10-26userdiff: require explicitly allowing textconvJeff King
Diffs that have been produced with textconv almost certainly cannot be applied, so we want to be careful not to generate them in things like format-patch. This introduces a new diff options, ALLOW_TEXTCONV, which controls this behavior. It is off by default, but is explicitly turned on for the "log" family of commands, as well as the "diff" porcelain (but not diff-* plumbing). Because both text conversion and external diffing are controlled by these diff options, we can get rid of the "plumbing versus porcelain" distinction when reading the config. This was an attempt to control the same thing, but suffered from being too coarse-grained. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-10-18diff: add filter for converting binary to textJeff King
When diffing binary files, it is sometimes nice to see the differences of a canonical text form rather than either a binary patch or simply "binary files differ." Until now, the only option for doing this was to define an external diff command to perform the diff. This was a lot of work, since the external command needed to take care of doing the diff itself (including mode changes), and lost the benefit of git's colorization and other options. This patch adds a text conversion option, which converts a file to its canonical format before performing the diff. This is less flexible than an arbitrary external diff, but is much less work to set up. For example: $ echo '*.jpg diff=exif' >>.gitattributes $ git config diff.exif.textconv exiftool $ git config diff.exif.binary false allows one to see jpg diffs represented by the text output of exiftool. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>
2008-10-18diff: introduce diff.<driver>.binaryJeff King
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 <>
2008-10-18diff: unify external diff and funcname parsing codeJeff King
Both sets of code assume that one specifies a diff profile as a gitattribute via the "diff=foo" attribute. They then pull information about that profile from the config as*. The code for each is currently completely separate from the other, which has several disadvantages: - there is duplication as we maintain code to create and search the separate lists of external drivers and funcname patterns - it is difficult to add new profile options, since it is unclear where they should go - the code is difficult to follow, as we rely on the "check if this file is binary" code to find the funcname pattern as a side effect. This is the first step in refactoring the binary-checking code. This patch factors out these diff profiles into "userdiff" drivers. A file with "diff=foo" uses the "foo" driver, which is specified by a single struct. Note that one major difference between the two pieces of code is that the funcname patterns are always loaded, whereas external drivers are loaded only for the "git diff" porcelain; the new code takes care to retain that situation. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>