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Re: Diff lib

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-09 05:33:51 CET

"Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org> writes:
> up to speed. It can always be improved upon later on. I've been told
> GNU diff uses some heuristic to speed things up, but I refuse to look
> at their code because of the license issues. If someone could explain it
> to me though, I would probably be all ears ;).

The GPL does not demand that you do a clean room implementation,
merely that you don't copy their code. (I am not a lawyer, of course;
but I personally wouldn't hesitate to look at GPL'd code when
reimplementing it. Might have some good ideas.)

> [...]
>
> Just a heads up,

Sounds great!

-K

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