Re: Comparing 2 programs...

Bruce Ediger <>
26 Sep 1998 01:52:39 -0400

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From: Bruce Ediger <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 26 Sep 1998 01:52:39 -0400
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 98-09-095
Keywords: tools

John Levine writes:
>[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]

Has anyone mentioned Brenda Baker's work?

"On Finding Duplication and Near-Duplication in Large Software
Systems", Proc. Second IEEE Working Conference on Reverse Engineering,
July, 1995, pp. 86-95.

The paper describes a system for finding "similar" chunks of code.

Brenda Baker's web page has a number of papers describing her work in
this area:

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