Author ruoso
Recipients pablogsal, ruoso
Date 2020-03-20.14:19:01
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Currently difflib offers no way to synthesize a diff output without having to assemble the original and modified strings and then asking difflib to calculate the diff.

It would be nice if I could just call a `render_unified_diff(a, b, grouped_opcodes)` and get a diff output. This is useful when I'm synthesizing a patch dynamically and I don't necessarily want to load the entire original file and apply the changes.

One example usage would be something like:

    def make_patch(self):
        # simplified input for synthesizing the diff
        a = []
        b = []
        include_lines = []
        for header, _ in self.missing.items():
            include_lines.append(f"#include <{header}>\n")
        while len(b) < self.line:
        opcodes = [
              self.line, self.line,
              self.line, self.line + len(include_lines))]
        diff = render_unified_diff(
            a, b, opcodes,
            fromfile=os.path.join('a', self.filename),
            tofile=os.path.join('b', self.filename),
        return ''.join(diff)
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