range-diff: also show the diff between patches

Just like tbdiff, we now show the diff between matching patches. This is
a "diff of two diffs", so it can be a bit daunting to read for the

An alternative would be to display an interdiff, i.e. the hypothetical
diff which is the result of first reverting the old diff and then
applying the new diff.

Especially when rebasing frequently, an interdiff is often not feasible,
though: if the old diff cannot be applied in reverse (due to a moving
upstream), an interdiff can simply not be inferred.

This commit brings `range-diff` closer to feature parity with regard
to tbdiff.

To make `git range-diff` respect e.g. color.diff.* settings, we have
to adjust git_branch_config() accordingly.

Note: while we now parse diff options such as --color, the effect is not
yet the same as in tbdiff, where also the commit pairs would be colored.
This is left for a later commit.

Note also: while tbdiff accepts the `--no-patches` option to suppress
these diffs between patches, we prefer the `-s` (or `--no-patch`) option
that is automatically supported via our use of diff_opt_parse().

And finally note: to support diff options, we have to call
`parse_options()` such that it keeps unknown options, and then loop over
those and let `diff_opt_parse()` handle them. After that loop, we have
to call `parse_options()` again, to make sure that no unknown options
are left.

Helped-by: Thomas Gummerer <t.gummerer@gmail.com>
Helped-by: Eric Sunshine <sunshine@sunshineco.com>
Signed-off-by: Johannes Schindelin <johannes.schindelin@gmx.de>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
This commit is contained in:
Johannes Schindelin 2018-08-13 04:33:07 -07:00 committed by Junio C Hamano
parent 9dc46e0268
commit c8c5e43ac3
3 changed files with 63 additions and 6 deletions

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@ -2,6 +2,7 @@
#include "builtin.h"
#include "parse-options.h"
#include "range-diff.h"
#include "config.h"
static const char * const builtin_range_diff_usage[] = {
N_("git range-diff [<options>] <old-base>..<old-tip> <new-base>..<new-tip>"),
@ -13,15 +14,40 @@ NULL
int cmd_range_diff(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
int creation_factor = 60;
struct diff_options diffopt = { NULL };
struct option options[] = {
OPT_INTEGER(0, "creation-factor", &creation_factor,
N_("Percentage by which creation is weighted")),
int res = 0;
int i, j, res = 0;
struct strbuf range1 = STRBUF_INIT, range2 = STRBUF_INIT;
git_config(git_diff_ui_config, NULL);
diffopt.output_format = DIFF_FORMAT_PATCH;
argc = parse_options(argc, argv, NULL, options,
builtin_range_diff_usage, PARSE_OPT_KEEP_UNKNOWN |
for (i = j = 1; i < argc && strcmp("--", argv[i]); ) {
int c = diff_opt_parse(&diffopt, argv + i, argc - i, prefix);
if (!c)
argv[j++] = argv[i++];
i += c;
while (i < argc)
argv[j++] = argv[i++];
argc = j;
/* Make sure that there are no unparsed options */
argc = parse_options(argc, argv, NULL,
options + ARRAY_SIZE(options) - 1, /* OPT_END */
builtin_range_diff_usage, 0);
if (argc == 2) {
@ -59,7 +85,8 @@ int cmd_range_diff(int argc, const char **argv, const char *prefix)
usage_with_options(builtin_range_diff_usage, options);
res = show_range_diff(range1.buf, range2.buf, creation_factor);
res = show_range_diff(range1.buf, range2.buf, creation_factor,

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@ -6,6 +6,7 @@
#include "hashmap.h"
#include "xdiff-interface.h"
#include "linear-assignment.h"
#include "diffcore.h"
struct patch_util {
/* For the search for an exact match */
@ -258,7 +259,31 @@ static const char *short_oid(struct patch_util *util)
return find_unique_abbrev(&util->oid, DEFAULT_ABBREV);
static void output(struct string_list *a, struct string_list *b)
static struct diff_filespec *get_filespec(const char *name, const char *p)
struct diff_filespec *spec = alloc_filespec(name);
fill_filespec(spec, &null_oid, 0, 0644);
spec->data = (char *)p;
spec->size = strlen(p);
spec->should_munmap = 0;
spec->is_stdin = 1;
return spec;
static void patch_diff(const char *a, const char *b,
struct diff_options *diffopt)
get_filespec("a", a), get_filespec("b", b));
static void output(struct string_list *a, struct string_list *b,
struct diff_options *diffopt)
int i = 0, j = 0;
@ -300,6 +325,9 @@ static void output(struct string_list *a, struct string_list *b)
printf("%d: %s ! %d: %s\n",
b_util->matching + 1, short_oid(a_util),
j + 1, short_oid(b_util));
if (!(diffopt->output_format & DIFF_FORMAT_NO_OUTPUT))
b->items[j].string, diffopt);
a_util->shown = 1;
@ -307,7 +335,7 @@ static void output(struct string_list *a, struct string_list *b)
int show_range_diff(const char *range1, const char *range2,
int creation_factor)
int creation_factor, struct diff_options *diffopt)
int res = 0;
@ -322,7 +350,7 @@ int show_range_diff(const char *range1, const char *range2,
if (!res) {
find_exact_matches(&branch1, &branch2);
get_correspondences(&branch1, &branch2, creation_factor);
output(&branch1, &branch2);
output(&branch1, &branch2, diffopt);
string_list_clear(&branch1, 1);

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@ -1,7 +1,9 @@
#ifndef RANGE_DIFF_H
#define RANGE_DIFF_H
#include "diff.h"
int show_range_diff(const char *range1, const char *range2,
int creation_factor);
int creation_factor, struct diff_options *diffopt);