How different are different diff algorithms in Git?

  title={How different are different diff algorithms in Git?},
  author={Yusuf Sulistyo Nugroho and Hideaki Hata and Ken-ichi Matsumoto},
  journal={Empirical Software Engineering},
  pages={790 - 823}
Automatic identification of the differences between two versions of a file is a common and basic task in several applications of mining code repositories. Git, a version control system, has a diff utility and users can select algorithms of diff from the default algorithm Myers to the advanced Histogram algorithm. From our systematic mapping, we identified three popular applications of diff in recent studies. On the impact on code churn metrics in 14 Java projects, we obtained different values… 

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    2016 31st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE)
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