A bug was introduced after 1.1.3 when pruning common sequences at the start of comparison. Paul Kunysch (@pck) fixed this in pull request 18. Thanks! github.com/halostatue/diff-lcs/pull/18
The Rubinius (1.9 mode) bug in rubinius/rubinius#2268 has been fixed by the Rubinius team two days after it was filed. Thanks for fixing this so quickly! github.com/rubinius/rubinius/issues/2268
Switching to Raggi’s hoe-gemspec2 for gemspec generation.
The new encoding detection for diff output generation (added in 1.2.2) introduced a bug if the left side of the comparison was the empty set. Originally found in rspec/rspec-expectations#238 and rspec/rspec-expectations#239. Jon Rowe developed a reasonable heuristic (left side, right side, empty string literal) to avoid this bug. github.com/rspec/rspec-expectations/pull/238 github.com/rspec/rspec-expectations/pull/239
There is a known issue with Rubinius in 1.9 mode reported in rubinius/rubinius#2268 and demonstrated in the Travis CI builds. For all other tested platforms, diff-lcs is considered stable. As soon as a suitably small test-case can be created for the Rubinius team to examine, this will be added to the Rubinius issue around this. github.com/rubinius/rubinius/issues/2268 travis-ci.org/halostatue/diff-lcs/jobs/6241195
Diff::LCS::Hunk could not properly generate a difference for comparison sets that are not US-ASCII-compatible because of the use of literal regular expressions and strings. Jon Rowe (JonRowe) found this in rspec/rspec-expectations#219 and provided a first pass implementation in diff-lcs#15. I've reworked it because of test failures in Rubinius when running in Ruby 1.9 mode. This coerces the added values to the encoding of the old dataset (as determined by the first piece of the old dataset). github.com/rspec/rspec-expectations/issues/219 github.com/halostatue/diff-lcs/pull/15
Adding Travis CI testing for Ruby 2.0.
As seen in github.com/rspec/rspec-expectations/pull/200, the release of Diff::LCS 1.2 introduced an unnecessary public API change to Diff::LCS::Hunk (see the change at github.com/rspec/rspec-expectations/commit/3d6fc82c for details). The new method name (and behaviour) is more correct, but I should not have renamed the function or should have at least provided an alias. This release restores Diff::LCS::Hunk#unshift as an alias to merge. Note that the old unshift behaviour was incorrect and will not be restored.
Added special case handling for Diff::LCS#patch so that it handles patches that are empty or contain no changes.
Added two new methods (#patch_me and unpatch_me) to the includable module.
Fixed issue #1 patch direction detection. github.com/halostatue/diff-lcs/issues/1
Resolved issue #2 by handling string[string.size, 1] properly (it returns “” not nil). github.com/halostatue/diff-lcs/issues/2
Made the code auto-testable.
Vít Ondruch (voxik) provided the latest version of the GPL2 license file in pull request #10. Thanks! github.com/halostatue/diff-lcs/issues/10
Fixed a documentation issue with the includable versions of patch! and unpatch! where they implied that they would replace the original value. Given that Diff::LCS#patch always returns a copy, the documentation was incorrect and has been corrected. To provide the behaviour that was originally documented, two new methods were added to provide this behaviour. Found by scooter-dangle in issue #12. Thanks! github.com/halostatue/diff-lcs/issues/12
Code Style Changes:
Removed trailing spaces.
Calling class methods using ‘.’ instead of ‘::’.
Vít Ondruch (voxik) removed unnecessary shebangs in pull request #9. Thanks! github.com/halostatue/diff-lcs/issues/9
Kenichi Kamiya (kachick) removed some warnings of an unused variable in lucky pull request #13. github.com/halostatue/diff-lcs/issues/13 Thanks!
Embarked on a major refactoring to make the files a little more manageable and understand the code on a deeper level.
Adding to travis-ci.org.
Converted to ‘hoe’ for release.
Converted tests to RSpec 2.
Extracted the body of htmldiff into a class available from diff/lcs/htmldiff.
Migrated development and issue tracking to GitHub.
Fixed a problem reported by Mauricio Fernandez in htmldiff.
Fixed bug #891: rubyforge.org/tracker/?func=detail&atid=407&aid=891&group_id=84
Fixed a problem with callback initialisation code (it assumed that all callbacks passed as classes can be initialised; now, it rescues NoMethodError in the event of private :new being called).
Modified the non-initialisable callbacks to have a private new method.
Moved ldiff core code to Diff::LCS::Ldiff (diff/lcs/ldiff.rb).
Eliminated the need for Diff::LCS::Event and removed it.
Added a contextual diff callback, Diff::LCS::ContextDiffCallback.
Implemented patching/unpatching for standard Diff callback output formats with both diff and sdiff.
Extensive documentation changes.
Fixed a problem with bin/ldiff output, especially for unified format. Newlines that should have been present weren’t.
Changed the .tar.gz installer to generate Windows batch files if ones do not exist already. Removed the existing batch files as they didn’t work.
Fixed a problem with traverse_sequences where the first difference from the left sequence might not be appropriately captured.
Fixed an issue with ldiff not working because actions were changed from symbols to strings.
Minor modifications to the gemspec, the README.
Renamed the diff program to ldiff (as well as the companion batch file) so as to not collide with the standard diff program.
Fixed issues with RubyGems. Requires RubyGems > 0.6.1 or >= 0.6.1 with the latest CVS version.
Initial release based mostly on Perl’s Algorithm::Diff.