Re: [RFH] Exploration of an alternative diff_delta() algorithm

From: Nicolas Pitre <nico@cam.org>
Date: 2006-04-10 03:45:00
On Sun, 9 Apr 2006, Peter Eriksen wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 01:14:31PM -0400, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> ...
> > Nothing outside diff-delta.c and patch-delta.c is aware of the delta 
> > data format.  So if your version is meant to be a transparent 
> > replacement then it should pass all tests.  If it doesn't then it is 
> > broken.
> > 
> > To help you play around you could try the test-delta utility (make 
> > test-delta to build it).
> > 
> > So:
> > 
> > 	test-delta -d file1 file2 delta_file
> > 	test-delta -p file1 delta_file file3
> > 	cmp file2 file3
> 
> My tests of these kinds doesn't show any errors. 

Try this with the README file from the git source tree:

	sed s/git/GIT/g < ./README > /tmp/README.mod
	test-delta -d ./README /tmp/README.mod /tmp/README.delta
	[BOOM!]

> Though, if file2 is empty, test-delta writes: "file2: Invalid 
> argument".

We never delta against or towards empty files.


Nicolas
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