Module `Patience_diff_lib.Patience_diff`

This is a port of Bram Cohen's patience diff algorithm, as found in the Bazaar 1.14.1 source code, available at http://bazaar-vcs.org.

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Bram Cohen's comment from the original Python code (with syntax changed to OCaml):

`get_matching_blocks a b`

returns a list of triples describing matching subsequences.

Each triple is of the form (i, j, n), and means that a <|> (i,i+n) = b <|> (j,j+n). The triples are monotonically increasing in i and in j.

The last triple is a dummy, (Array.length a, Array.length b, 0), and is the only triple with n=0.

Example: get_matching_blocks `|"a";"b";"x";"c";"d"|`

`|"a";"b";"c";"d"|`

returns `(0, 0, 2), (3, 2, 2), (5, 4, 0)`

For handling diffs abstractly. A range is a subarray of the two original arrays with a constructor defining its relationship to the two original arrays. A `Same`

range contains a series of elements which can be found in both arrays. A `Next`

range contains elements found only in the second array, while an `Prev`

range contains elements found only in the first array.

A `Replace`

contains two arrays: elements in the first output array are elements found only in the first input array, which have been replaced by elements in the second output array, which are elements found only in the second input array.

module Range : sig ... end

module Hunk : sig ... end

In diff terms, a hunk is a unit of consecutive ranges with some `Same`

context before and after `Next`

, `Prev`

, and `Replace`

ranges. Each hunk contains information about the original arrays, specifically the starting indexes and the number of elements in both arrays to which the hunk refers.

module Hunks : sig ... end

module type S = sig ... end