1. Nic Ferrier
  2. emacs


emacs / lisp / compare-w.el

;;; compare-w.el --- compare text between windows for Emacs.

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;;; Commentary:

;; This package provides one entry point, compare-windows.  It compares
;; text starting from point in two adjacent windows, advancing point
;; until it finds a difference.  Option variables permit you to ignore
;; whitespace differences, or case differences, or both.

;;; Code:

(defvar compare-windows-whitespace "[ \t\n]+"
  "*Regexp that defines whitespace sequences for \\[compare-windows].
Changes in whitespace are optionally ignored.

The value of `compare-windows-whitespace' may instead be a function; this
function is called in each buffer, with point at the current scanning point.
The function's job is to categorize any whitespace around (including before)
point; it should also advance past any whitespace.

The function is passed one argument, the point where `compare-windows'
was originally called; it should not consider any text before that point.
If the function returns the same value for both buffers, then the
whitespace is considered to match, and is skipped.")

(defvar compare-ignore-case nil
  "*Non-nil means \\[compare-windows] ignores case differences.")

(defun compare-windows (ignore-whitespace)
  "Compare text in current window with text in next window.
Compares the text starting at point in each window,
moving over text in each one as far as they match.

This command pushes the mark in each window
at the prior location of point in that window.
If both windows display the same buffer,
the mark is pushed twice in that buffer:
first in the other window, then in the selected window.

A prefix arg means ignore changes in whitespace.
The variable `compare-windows-whitespace' controls how whitespace is skipped.
If `compare-ignore-case' is non-nil, changes in case are also ignored."
  (interactive "P")
  (let* (p1 p2 maxp1 maxp2 b1 b2 w2
	    success size
	    (opoint1 (point))
	    (skip-whitespace (if ignore-whitespace
    (setq p1 (point) b1 (current-buffer))
    (setq w2 (next-window (selected-window)))
    (if (eq w2 (selected-window))
	(error "No other window"))
    (setq p2 (window-point w2)
	  b2 (window-buffer w2))
    (setq opoint2 p2)
    (setq maxp1 (point-max))
      (set-buffer b2)
      (push-mark p2 t)
      (setq maxp2 (point-max)))

    (setq success t)
    (while success
      (setq success nil)
      ;; if interrupted, show how far we've gotten
      (goto-char p1)
      (set-window-point w2 p2)

      ;; If both buffers have whitespace next to point,
      ;; optionally skip over it.

      (and skip-whitespace
	     (let (p1a p2a w1 w2 result1 result2)
	       (setq result1
		     (if (stringp skip-whitespace)
			 (compare-windows-skip-whitespace opoint1)
		       (funcall skip-whitespace opoint1)))
	       (setq p1a (point))
	       (set-buffer b2)
	       (goto-char p2)
	       (setq result2
		     (if (stringp skip-whitespace)
			 (compare-windows-skip-whitespace opoint2)
		       (funcall skip-whitespace opoint2)))
	       (setq p2a (point))
	       (if (or (stringp skip-whitespace)
		       (and result1 result2 (eq result1 result2)))
		   (setq p1 p1a
			 p2 p2a)))))

      ;; Try advancing comparing 1000 chars at a time.
      ;; When that fails, go 500 chars at a time, and so on.
      (let ((size 1000)
	    (case-fold-search compare-ignore-case))
	(while (> size 0)
	  (setq success-1 t)
	  ;; Try comparing SIZE chars at a time, repeatedly, till that fails.
	  (while success-1
	    (setq size (min size (- maxp1 p1) (- maxp2 p2)))
	    (setq success-1
		  (and (> size 0)
		       (= 0 (compare-buffer-substrings b2 p2 (+ size p2)
						       b1 p1 (+ size p1)))))
	    (if success-1
		(setq p1 (+ p1 size) p2 (+ p2 size)
		      success t)))
	  ;; If SIZE chars don't match, try fewer.
	  (setq size (/ size 2)))))

    (goto-char p1)
    (set-window-point w2 p2)
    (if (= (point) opoint1)

;; Move forward over whatever might be called whitespace.
;; compare-windows-whitespace is a regexp that matches whitespace.
;; Match it at various starting points before the original point
;; and find the latest point at which a match ends.
;; Don't try starting points before START, though.
;; Value is non-nil if whitespace is found.

;; If there is whitespace before point, but none after,
;; then return t, but don't advance point.
(defun compare-windows-skip-whitespace (start)
  (let ((end (point))
	(beg (point))
	(opoint (point)))
    (while (or (and (looking-at compare-windows-whitespace)
		    (<= end (match-end 0))
		    ;; This match goes past END, so advance END.
		    (progn (setq end (match-end 0))
			   (> (point) start)))
	       (and (/= (point) start)
		    ;; Consider at least the char before point,
		    ;; unless it is also before START.
		    (= (point) opoint)))
      ;; keep going back until whitespace
      ;; doesn't extend to or past end
      (forward-char -1))
    (setq beg (point))
    (goto-char end)
    (or (/= beg opoint)
	(/= end opoint))))

(provide 'compare-w)

;;; compare-w.el ends here