Subject: Re: bin/34630: GNU sdiff(1) replacement
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Mindaugas <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/15/2006 02:48:55
Daniel de Kok <> wrote:
> Since you propose to replace GNU diff with sdiff
Just GNU sdiff ;)

> it would be far more interesting to see how sdiff performs with GNU
> diff regressions tests.
We haven't GNU diff regression tests, have we?..

Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:
> Yup - nice that the 'new' sdiff has a regression test, but if 50% of
> the tests fail with the current (GNU) sdiff, I wonder what the point
> of the regression test is - I always thought it was to make sure
> things are compatible...
Yeah... seems we need to investigate details about these fails.
It could be a compatibility issue, but also possible that GNU sdiff
does buggy things.

Best regards,