structurediff is a diff utility for structured data files
structurediff is a tool (a command line wrapper really) that uses DeepDiff to provide a simple command line utility for ‘diffing’ (at a structural rather than line-based level) large YAML and/or JSON files (meaning it can diff YAML against YAML, or YAML against JSON, or JSON against JSON).
structurediff uses the pyyaml parser for both JSON and YAML to work around issues with unicode-ification of strings. As a result structurediff cannot be depended on to differentiate between unicode and non-unicode types between JSON and YAML.
Just reach out (or submit a patch or merge request). I try to keep an eye open.
This code has no tests. It should have some.
On the command line:
usage: structurediff [-h] [-d DIFF_VERBOSITY] [-i INDENT_LEVEL] [-v] input1 input2 positional arguments: input1 initial input input2 input to compare against input1 optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -d DIFF_VERBOSITY, --diff-verbosity DIFF_VERBOSITY set the DeepDiff verbose_level, 0-2 (default 1) -i INDENT_LEVEL, --indent-level INDENT_LEVEL set the pprint indent spacing (default 2) -v, --verbose make output verbose_level
In Python (why would you do this? Use DeepDiff instead!):
from structurediff import DataComparison, DataFile comparison = DataComparison(DataFile(PATH), DataFile(PATH), VERBOSITY) print(comparison)