Port of OpenBSD's sdiff

Xin LI delphij at delphij.net
Mon Jun 25 00:57:34 UTC 2007


Steven Kreuzer wrote:
> Greetings-
> 
> OpenBSD includes a version of sdiff released to the public domain.
> In a quest to remove as much GPL code from FreeBSD as possible, I
> ported it over.
> 
> If you want to try it out, You can download the source at
> http://www.exit2shell.com/~skreuzer/code/sdiff.tar.gz
> 
> I had a few people who are part of the NYC BSD Users Group beta 
> test it for me and so far no one has encountered any problems so 
> I thought I would pass it along to see if it would be considered 
> as a replacement for the GNU version.
> 
> The contents of the tarball is a shar archive which extracts the 
> code in usr/src/usr.bin/sdiff and a patch the adds adds "sdiff" 
> to SUBDIR in the Makefile in usr.bin and removes "sdiff" from the 
> Makefile in gnu/usr.bin
> 
> Questions, comments and criticisms are all welcome.

Nice work!  I will take some time to compare it with the current GNU
implementation and see if we are lack of some functionalities and
implement if need.

Looking forward to see this once we have released 7.0-R :-)

Cheers,


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