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Bug#360357: ITP: diff1 -- compares file's actual state with file's desired state

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jay Berkenbilt <qjb@debian.org>

* Package name    : diff1
  Version         : 0.4.1
  Upstream Author : April Furst
* URL             : http://www.diff1.net/
* License         : GPL, `diff1 -u GFDL | patch`
  Description     : compares file's actual state with file's desired state

diff1 is a special version of diff that takes only one file as an
argument.  diff1 then compares the file's present state with the
file's desired state and reports any differences in the same format as
the regular diff command, suitable for input to the patch program.

diff1 is very useful for correcting writing and, when used with source
code, can be extremely useful for correcting bugs.  diff1 works best
when its input is close to correct, but in a pinch, diff1 can be used
to create complete original works if given an empty file as an

At this point, diff1 is still under development and depends upon the
utm (Universal Truth Machine) and dwim (Do What I Mean) libraries.
The eventual goal is that diff1 should be "self-hosting" -- the final,
bug-free version of diff1 will be generated by running diff1 on its
own sources, at which point it will be finished and will be able to
determine the correct answers to all questions that can be expressed
using written language.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-686-smp
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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