Comparing 2 programs...

Gerald Strout <>
22 Sep 1998 01:17:56 -0400

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From: Gerald Strout <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 22 Sep 1998 01:17:56 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
Keywords: tools, question, comment

Hey all,

        I know this is an old question that has been asked for years and
years. My problem is that I have to make my own program grader for C
and C++ programs in a unix environment. This isn't the hard part, the
part that I can't get any info on is a program that can compare 2
programs. I need two types of comparison programs. One type of
program is a program that can compare content, I know, there is
probrably a command in unix for this, but I have no clue what it is.
I also need a program that will compare structure. I know Berkeley
and others have made one, but I can't find it for the life of me. If
any of you can please help me out, that'll be cool.

Gerald Strout
[There are text comparison programs, but if there's something that can
tell you how similar two independently written programs are, it's news
to me. -John]

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