A File Comparison Program

@article{Miller1985AFC,
  title={A File Comparison Program},
  author={Webb Miller and Eugene W. Myers},
  journal={Softw., Pract. Exper.},
  year={1985},
  volume={15},
  pages={1025-1040}
}
A file comparison program produces a list of differences between two files. These differences can be couched in terms of lines, e.g. by telling which lines must be inserted, deleted or moved to convert the first file to the second. Alternatively, the list of differences can identify individual bytes. Byte-oriented comparisons are useful with non-text files, such as compiled programs, that are not divided into lines. The approach adopted here is to generate only instructions to insert or delete… CONTINUE READING
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