This module provides a small collection of functions for diffing text.
The Diff library consists of a single file (diff.lua), plus a test script (tests/basic.lua). Just put the file somewhere in your Lua path. Here is a list of recent releases:
You can also install it using LuaRocks with
luarocks install diff
luarocks --from=http://sputnik.freewisdom.org/rocks/earth install diff
A simple diff of two strings:
> require("diff") > for _, token in ipairs(diff.diff("This is a test", "This was a test!")) do >> print(token, token) >> end This same is out was in same a same same test out test! in same
That is, diff.diff(old, new) returns a table of pairs, each consisting of a string and it's status: "same" (the string is present in both), "in" (the string appeared in new, or "out" (the string was present in old but was removed).
Alternatively, you can just generate an HTML for this diff:
> = diff.diff("This is a test", "This was a test!"):to_html() This <del>is</del><ins>was</ins> a <del>test</del><ins>test!</ins>
Provides functions for diffing text. (c) 2007, 2008 Yuri Takhteyev (firstname.lastname@example.org) (c) 2007 Hisham Muhammad License: MIT/X, see http://sputnik.freewisdom.org/en/License
|diff()||Returns a diff of two strings as a list of pairs, where the first value represents a token and the second the token's status ("same", "in", "out").
|escape_html()||Escapes an HTML string.
|format_as_html()||Formats an inline diff as HTML, with|
|quick_LCS()||Derives the longest common subsequence of two strings.
|split()||Split a string into tokens.
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