Matthias Urlichs <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> Exactly the same thing as vice versa.
> Or, even more exactly, my patch *makes* that happen. ;-)

Ah, I was not being careful enough.  Sorry.

That said, I have been hating that diff options parsing for
quite a while, and I've been thinking about cleaning it up along
the lines I'll outline here, but have not done anything about
it.  Care to help me out?

 - In diff.h introduce these new stuff:

     struct diff_opts {
     int output_format;
     int detect_rename;
     void diff_opts_init(struct diff_opts *);
     int diff_opts_parse(const char *, struct diff_opts *);
     int diff_opts_final(struct diff_opts *);

 - In diff-* brothers:

   - replace individual diff option variables with a single
     "static struct diff_opts diff_opts";

   - change the argument parsing code to do the following:

     for each arg {
         /* common options to diff brothers are handled by
          * diff_opts_parse()
         switch (diff_opts_parse(arg, &diff_opts)) {
         case 1: /* was a diff option and was parsed successfully */
         case -1: /* error */
         if (!strcmp())
              ... parsing of other options
     if (diff_opts_final(&diff_opts))
         /* defaulting to HUMAN format when nothing specified,
          * complaining if find-copies-harder is specified but
          * -C was not, etc. is done in diff_opts_final().
          * The complex if() chains that checks if we are in
          * name or in raw mode and switch output_format around
          * properly is what I missed in your patch, but I think
          * you can lose that by recording z-ness of the output
          * independently from the output format in diff_opts_parse()
          * and combining diff-raw vs diff-name and z vs non-z
          * in diff_opts_final().  That would make the code much
          * simpler.

 - In diff.h and diff.c, replace individual option parameters
   for the following functions to a single pointer to struct

     diff_setup(), diffcore_std(), diffcore_std_no_resolve(), diff_flush().  

We probably can make diff_scoreopt_parse() function static to
diff.c once this is done.

We may want to rip out the independeant pickaxe, orderfile and
filter support for diff-helper while we are at it, making it
truly just a "diff-raw to diff-patch" converter.


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