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DiffChunks() with empty slices fails #10

chkno opened this Issue Nov 4, 2016 · 1 comment


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chkno commented Nov 4, 2016

DiffChunks([]string{}, []string{}) panics with "index out of range".

DiffChunks([]string{"foo"}, []string{}) emits an extra empty chunk[0] in the result.



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kylelemons commented Nov 8, 2016

Wow, yep there's a bug in there somewhere. I haven't immediately figured out where it is, though... the code was largely modeled on a research paper, and I made the mistake of using their totally-opaque names for everything, and have now forgotten most of how the implementation works. I'll try to get it fixed, but no promises on timeline.

The good news is that, for whatever reason, the algorithm seems to work fine for the usual cases that are called by the "pretty" package, so it's probably some degenerate case that's missing from the code. It could be as simple as hard-coding the "everything added" and "everything deleted" case, but I want to convince myself that the algorithm shouldn't be able to handle that first, before I do it.

@kylelemons kylelemons closed this in 7f5dacf Nov 9, 2016

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