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#!/usr/bin/env python
import sys
import difflib
def file_to_lines(filename):
'''Read an input file (HTML) and return a list of lines of text.
If the file doesn't have many line breaks, we'll split it
at html tags.
# Eventually we might want to massage the HTML, prettyprint it,
# discard things like headers and sidebars.
# Lines shorter than this, we won't bother to try to break.
lines = []
fp = open(filename)
for line in fp:
if len(line) < SHORT_ENOUGH:
while line:
# If the very first character (0) is already < then there's
# no need to break the line there, so start from char position 1.
lt = line.find('<', 1)
if lt < 0:
line = line[lt:]
print filename, "has", len(lines), "lines"
return lines
def diff_lines(oldtext, newtext):
'''Find differences between lists of lines (not plain strings)
and print them as RSS items.
# Using the function name is a way to get variables to have a scope
# s visible to the inner function. Otherwise Python's parser will see
# ret and numchanges first as belonging to add_item() and won't
# associate them with the ret and numchanges defined outside add_item().
diff_lines.numchanges = 0
diff_lines.ret = '''<rss version="1.0">
def add_item(newitem):
'''newitem is a list of lines.
diff_lines.numchanges += 1
diff_lines.ret += '''<item>
<title>Difference %d</title>
''' % (diff_lines.numchanges, ' '.join(newitem))
# sm = difflib.SequenceMatcher(lambda x: x == " ", oldtext, newtext)
sm = difflib.SequenceMatcher(None, oldtext, newtext)
lasti = None
lastj = None
lastn = None
blocks = sm.get_matching_blocks()
for curi, curj, curn in blocks:
# Each sequence block is a tuple (i, j, n)
# that means a[i:i+n] == b[j:j+n]
if lasti == None:
# On the first line, if curi or curj > 0 that means
# we had a difference. If curj > 0, the difference
# exists in the new file.
print "First: (%d, %d, %d)" % (curi, curj, curn)
if curj > 0:
print "(%d, %d, %d) -> (%d, %d, %d)" % (lasti, lastj, lastn,
curi, curj, curn)
# We care about things that are in newfp and not in oldfp.
# The current diff starts at
# oldtext[lasti+lastn, newtext[lastj+lastn]
# and lasts until
# oldtext[curi], newtext[curj]
if curj > lastj + lastn:
print "=========== New differs in", lastj+lastn, "through", curj
print newtext[lastj+lastn:curj]
print "===== Got a difference, but we're ignoring it."
print " because", curj, lastj+lastn
# Remember the start of the differing section in each piece.
# Since SequenceMatcher only tells about which parts are the same,
# not which parts differ, we have to compare between blocks.
lasti, lastj, lastn = curi, curj, curn
diff_lines.ret += '''</rss>\n'''
return diff_lines.ret
def diff_files(oldfile, newfile):
oldtext = file_to_lines(oldfile)
newtext = file_to_lines(newfile)
# print "====== Old lines:", oldtext
# print "====== New lines:", newtext
return diff_lines(oldtext, newtext)
if __name__ == '__main__':
# diff_strings("Hello, world", "Hello, brave new world!")
rss = diff_files(sys.argv[1], sys.argv[2])
print rss