Thanks. This snippet is definitely useful.

Regards,
Sundeep

On Tuesday, 18 September 2012 00:31:52 UTC+5:30, Steven MacLeod wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> first_line is in reference to the line numbers of the file diff resource (
> http://www.reviewboard.org/docs/manual/1.6/webapi/2.0/resources/file-diff/). 
> This number doesn't correspond to either the left or right pane of the 
> diff, but a combination of the two. If you were to count down the rows of 
> the diff simultaneously, the row number the line of code falls on is the 
> value of first_line you are looking for. (i.e. in the file-diff resource, 
> look at the description of the "lines" field inside a "chunk", the value 
> you are looking for is 1.Row number of the line in the combined 
> side-by-side diff. ).
>
> You can find an example function which converts the line number from the 
> file to the row number here: 
> https://github.com/smacleod/ReviewBot/blob/490522cfcd2ec8ec3d5a953d0b225344e60e9ad3/bot/reviewbot/processing/review.py#L84
>
> It uses a very slow algorithm though, so I only recommend looking at it to 
> make things clearer.
>
> On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:47 AM, soorajchirag 
> <contact...@gmail.com<javascript:>
> > wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am looking at the web page:  
>> http://www.reviewboard.org/docs/manual/1.6/webapi/2.0/resources/review-diff-comment-list/#webapi2.0-review-diff-comment-list-resource
>>  to 
>> know how to post comments using the API on an uploaded diff.
>>
>> The comment is getting posted by using the parameters specified on the 
>> page, but the first_line parameter doesn't seem to be working as expected. 
>> From the web page quoted above:
>>
>> first_line (required)      Integer      The line number the comment 
>> starts at.
>>
>> The issue:
>> I am setting the first_line as the one where I want the comment to appear 
>> on the updated content (right hand column in the browser). I have verified 
>> that the request being sent to the reviewboard server has the correct 
>> first_line value. But when I view the review using the Web browser it 
>> appears at a different line number.
>>
>> The line number is not correct even if I assume that the first_line is 
>> based on the line numbers of the original content.
>>
>> Eg:
>> Posted on line number 1594, displayed on:
>> 1. New content line number 1468
>> 2. Old content line number 1505
>>
>> If I use the Web browser to post the comment on the intended line (i.e. 
>> 1594), I see that it uses first_line as 1720!
>>
>> I am running version 1.6.3. 
>>
>> Is my understanding of the description of first_line incorrect? Any 
>> suggestions on how to go about figuring out the cause?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Sundeep
>>
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