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Re: diff: theory and algorithms

From: Archie Cobbs <archie_at_dellroad.org>
Date: 2004-10-06 16:51:09 CEST

pat wrote:
> Are there any documents about diff algorithms and theory ??? I've searched the
> internet but without success :-| Can someone help me ???

I think diffs are usually computed by taking the edit distance between
two files, where each whole line is a "letter"... so try searching for
"edit distance". Edit distance computation is done via dynamic programming
and can be done in O(mn).


Archie Cobbs * CTO, Awarix * http://www.awarix.com

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