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2010-01-21Merge branch 'jc/conflict-marker-size'Junio C Hamano
* jc/conflict-marker-size: rerere: honor conflict-marker-size attribute rerere: prepare for customizable conflict marker length conflict-marker-size: new attribute rerere: use ll_merge() instead of using xdl_merge() merge-tree: use ll_merge() not xdl_merge() xdl_merge(): allow passing down marker_size in xmparam_t xdl_merge(): introduce xmparam_t for merge specific parameters git_attr(): fix function signature Conflicts: builtin-merge-file.c ll-merge.c xdiff/xdiff.h xdiff/xmerge.c
2010-01-17xdl_merge(): allow passing down marker_size in xmparam_tJunio C Hamano
This allows the callers of xdl_merge() to pass marker_size (defaults to 7) in xmparam_t argument, to use conflict markers of non-default length. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-01-17xdl_merge(): introduce xmparam_t for merge specific parametersJunio C Hamano
So far we have only needed to be able to pass an option that is generic to xdiff family of functions to this function. Extend the interface so that we can give it merge specific parameters. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-11-30git-merge-file --ours, --theirsJunio C Hamano
Sometimes people want their conflicting merges autoresolved by favouring upstream changes. The standard answer they are given is to run "git diff --name-only | xargs git checkout MERGE_HEAD --" in such a case. This is to accept automerge results for the paths that are fully resolved automatically, while taking their version of the file in full for paths that have conflicts. This is problematic on two counts. One is that this is not exactly what these people want. It discards all changes they did on their branch for any paths that conflicted. They usually want to salvage as much automerge result as possible in a conflicted file, and want to take the upstream change only in the conflicted part. This patch teaches two new modes of operation to the lowest-lever merge machinery, xdl_merge(). Instead of leaving the conflicted lines from both sides enclosed in <<<, ===, and >>> markers, the conflicts are resolved favouring our side or their side of changes. A larger problem is that this tends to encourage a bad workflow by allowing people to record such a mixed up half-merged result as a full commit without auditing. This commit does not tackle this issue at all. In git, we usually give long enough rope to users with strange wishes as long as the risky features are not enabled by default, and this is such a risky feature. Signed-off-by: Avery Pennarun <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-01-24Merge branch 'js/patience-diff'Junio C Hamano
* js/patience-diff: bash completions: Add the --patience option Introduce the diff option '--patience' Implement the patience diff algorithm Conflicts: contrib/completion/git-completion.bash
2009-01-07Implement the patience diff algorithmJohannes Schindelin
The patience diff algorithm produces slightly more intuitive output than the classic Myers algorithm, as it does not try to minimize the number of +/- lines first, but tries to preserve the lines that are unique. To this end, it first determines lines that are unique in both files, then the maximal sequence which preserves the order (relative to both files) is extracted. Starting from this initial set of common lines, the rest of the lines is handled recursively, with Myers' algorithm as a fallback when the patience algorithm fails (due to no common unique lines). This patch includes memory leak fixes by Pierre Habouzit. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-12-29diff: add option to show context between close hunksRené Scharfe
Merge two hunks if there is only the specified number of otherwise unshown context between them. For --inter-hunk-context=1, the resulting patch has the same number of lines but shows uninterrupted context instead of a context header line in between. Patches generated with this option are easier to read but are also more likely to conflict if the file to be patched contains other changes. This patch keeps the default for this option at 0. It is intended to just make the feature available in order to see its advantages and downsides. Signed-off-by: Rene Scharfe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-10-25Allow alternate "low-level" emit function from xdl_diffBrian Downing
For some users (e.g. git blame), getting textual patch output is just extra work, as they can get all the information they need from the low- level diff structures. Allow for an alternate low-level emit function to be defined to allow bypassing the textual patch generation; set xemitconf_t's emit_func member to enable this. The (void (*)()) type is pretty ugly, but the alternative would be to include most of the private xdiff headers in xdiff.h to get the types required for the "proper" function prototype. Also, a (void *) won't work, as ANSI C doesn't allow a function pointer to be cast to an object pointer. Signed-off-by: Brian Downing <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-08-31xdiff-merge: optionally show conflicts in "diff3 -m" styleJunio C Hamano
When showing conflicting merges, we traditionally followed RCS's merge output format. The output shows: <<<<<<< postimage from one side; ======= postimage of the other side; and >>>>>>> Some poeple find it easier to be able to understand what is going on when they can view the common ancestor's version, which is used by "diff3 -m", which shows: <<<<<<< postimage from one side; ||||||| shared preimage; ======= postimage of the other side; and >>>>>>> This is an initial step to bring that as an optional feature to git. Only "git merge-file" has been converted, with "--diff3" option. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-02-18xdl_merge(): introduce XDL_MERGE_ZEALOUS_ALNUMJohannes Schindelin
When a merge conflicts, there are often common lines that are not really common, such as empty lines or lines containing a single curly bracket. With XDL_MERGE_ZEALOUS_ALNUM, we use the following heuristics: when a hunk does not contain any letters or digits, it is treated as conflicting. In other words, a conflict which used to look like this: <<<<<<< a = 1; ======= output(); >>>>>>> } } } <<<<<<< output(); ======= b = 1; >>>>>>> will look like this with ZEALOUS_ALNUM: <<<<<<< a = 1; } } } output(); ======= output(); } } } b = 1; >>>>>>> To demonstrate this, git-merge-file has been switched from XDL_MERGE_ZEALOUS to XDL_MERGE_ZEALOUS_ALNUM. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-07-06Per-path attribute based hunk header selection.Junio C Hamano
This makes"diff -p" hunk headers customizable via gitattributes mechanism. It is based on Johannes's earlier patch that allowed to define a single regexp to be used for everything. The mechanism to arrive at the regexp that is used to define hunk header is the same as other use of gitattributes. You assign an attribute, funcname (because "diff -p" typically uses the name of the function the patch is about as the hunk header), a simple string value. This can be one of the names of built-in pattern (currently, "java" is defined) or a custom pattern name, to be looked up from the configuration file. (in .gitattributes) *.java funcname=java *.perl funcname=perl (in .git/config) [funcname] java = ... # ugly and complicated regexp to override the built-in one. perl = ... # another ugly and complicated regexp to define a new one. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-07War on whitespaceJunio C Hamano
This uses "git-apply --whitespace=strip" to fix whitespace errors that have crept in to our source files over time. There are a few files that need to have trailing whitespaces (most notably, test vectors). The results still passes the test, and build result in Documentation/ area is unchanged. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-02-14teach diff machinery about --ignore-space-at-eolJohannes Schindelin
`git diff --ignore-space-at-eol` will ignore whitespace at the line ends. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-12-03xdiff: add xdl_merge()Johannes Schindelin
This new function implements the functionality of RCS merge, but in-memory. It returns < 0 on error, otherwise the number of conflicts. Finding the conflicting lines can be a very expensive task. You can control the eagerness of this algorithm: - a level value of 0 means that all overlapping changes are treated as conflicts, - a value of 1 means that if the overlapping changes are identical, it is not treated as a conflict. - If you set level to 2, overlapping changes will be analyzed, so that almost identical changes will not result in huge conflicts. Rather, only the conflicting lines will be shown inside conflict markers. With each increasing level, the algorithm gets slower, but more accurate. Note that the code for level 2 depends on the simple definition of mmfile_t specific to git, and therefore it will be harder to port that to LibXDiff. Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-06-29xdiff: generate "anti-diffs" aka what is common to two filesLinus Torvalds
This fairly trivial patch adds a new XDL_EMIT_xxx flag to tell libxdiff that we don't want to generate the _diff_ between two files, we want to see the lines that are _common_ to two files. So when you set XDL_EMIT_COMMON, xdl_diff() will do everything exactly like it used to do, but the output records it generates just contain the lines that aren't part of the diff. This is for doing things like generating the common base case for a file that was added in both branches. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-06-24Teach diff about -b and -w flagsJohannes Schindelin
This adds -b (--ignore-space-change) and -w (--ignore-all-space) flags to diff. The main part of the patch is teaching libxdiff about it. [jc: renamed xdl_line_match() to xdl_recmatch() since the former is used for different purposes in xpatchi.c which is in the parts of the upstream source we do not use.] Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-03-28xdiff: Show function names in hunk headers.Mark Wooding
The speed of the built-in diff generator is nice; but the function names shown by `diff -p' are /really/ nice. And I hate having to choose. So, we hack xdiff to find the function names and print them. xdiff has grown a flag to say whether to dig up the function names. The builtin_diff function passes this flag unconditionally. I suppose it could parse GIT_DIFF_OPTS, but it doesn't at the moment. I've also reintroduced the `function name' into the test suite, from which it was removed in commit 3ce8f089. The function names are parsed by a particularly stupid algorithm at the moment: it just tries to find a line in the `old' file, from before the start of the hunk, whose first character looks plausible. Still, it's most definitely a start. Signed-off-by: Mark Wooding <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-03-26Use a *real* built-in diff generatorLinus Torvalds
This uses a simplified libxdiff setup to generate unified diffs _without_ doing fork/execve of GNU "diff". This has several huge advantages, for example: Before: [torvalds@g5 linux]$ time git diff v2.6.16.. > /dev/null real 0m24.818s user 0m13.332s sys 0m8.664s After: [torvalds@g5 linux]$ time git diff v2.6.16.. > /dev/null real 0m4.563s user 0m2.944s sys 0m1.580s and the fact that this should be a lot more portable (ie we can ignore all the issues with doing fork/execve under Windows). Perhaps even more importantly, this allows us to do diffs without actually ever writing out the git file contents to a temporary file (and without any of the shell quoting issues on filenames etc etc). NOTE! THIS PATCH DOES NOT DO THAT OPTIMIZATION YET! I was lazy, and the current "diff-core" code actually will always write the temp-files, because it used to be something that you simply had to do. So this current one actually writes a temp-file like before, and then reads it into memory again just to do the diff. Stupid. But if this basic infrastructure is accepted, we can start switching over diff-core to not write temp-files, which should speed things up even further, especially when doing big tree-to-tree diffs. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I should also point out a few downsides: - the libxdiff algorithm is different, and I bet GNU diff has gotten a lot more testing. And the thing is, generating a diff is not an exact science - you can get two different diffs (and you will), and they can both be perfectly valid. So it's not possible to "validate" the libxdiff output by just comparing it against GNU diff. - GNU diff does some nice eye-candy, like trying to figure out what the last function was, and adding that information to the "@@ .." line. libxdiff doesn't do that. - The libxdiff thing has some known deficiencies. In particular, it gets the "\No newline at end of file" case wrong. So this is currently for the experimental branch only. I hope Davide will help fix it. That said, I think the huge performance advantage, and the fact that it integrates better is definitely worth it. But it should go into a development branch at least due to the missing newline issue. Technical note: this is based on libxdiff-0.17, but I did some surgery to get rid of the extraneous fat - stuff that git doesn't need, and seriously cutting down on mmfile_t, which had much more capabilities than the diff algorithm either needed or used. In this version, "mmfile_t" is just a trivial <pointer,length> tuple. That said, I tried to keep the differences to simple removals, so that you can do a diff between this and the libxdiff origin, and you'll basically see just things getting deleted. Even the mmfile_t simplifications are left in a state where the diffs should be readable. Apologies to Davide, whom I'd love to get feedback on this all from (I wrote my own "fill_mmfile()" for the new simpler mmfile_t format: the old complex format had a helper function for that, but I did my surgery with the goal in mind that eventually we _should_ just do mmfile_t mf; buf = read_sha1_file(sha1, type, &size); mf->ptr = buf; mf->size = size; .. use "mf" directly .. which was really a nightmare with the old "helpful" mmfile_t, and really is that easy with the new cut-down interfaces). [ Btw, as any hawk-eye can see from the diff, this was actually generated with itself, so it is "self-hosting". That's about all the testing it has gotten, along with the above kernel diff, which eye-balls correctly, but shows the newline issue when you double-check it with "git-apply" ] Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>