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Re: Diff lib

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-01-09 17:20:28 CET

Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@collab.net> writes:

> "Sander Striker" <striker@apache.org> writes:
>
> > In all, I'm glad I did a clean room implementation. Although it is nice
> > to see good ideas and solutions by others, sometimes reinventing the
> > wheel brings in new good ideas ;) And more importantly, lets you truly
> > understand the algorithm.
>
> Sander, I hope your diff library could somehow be packaged up as a
> standalone library someday... it would be a great boon to the BSD
> world, who have no choice but to use GNU diffutils at the moment.
>
> If somebody really wanted to help Subversion indirectly, they'd start
> writing a hard-core test suite for this new difflib. Not a glamorous
> job, but critical. The sooner we have rigorous tests, the sooner we
> can start integrating it into Subversion, and the sooner we can drop
> our dependence on external 'diff' and 'diff3' binaries. What a joy
> that will be!

+1 (x2)!

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