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Re: Bug#661840: ITP: rfcdiff -- IETF Internet Draft Difference Tool

Scott Kitterman wrote:
On Thursday, March 01, 2012 09:49:24 PM Thomas Koch wrote:
Scott Kitterman:
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Scott Kitterman<debian@kitterman.com>

* Package name    : rfcdiff

   Version         : 1.41
   Upstream Author : Henrik Levkowetz<henrik@levkowetz.com>

* URL             : http://tools.ietf.org/tools/rfcdiff/
* License         : GPL v2 or later

   Programming Lang: Bash and Python
   Description     : IETF Internet Draft Difference Tool
   Takes two RFCs or Internet-Drafts in text form as input, and
   produces output which indicates the differences found in one of
   forms. In all cases, page headers and page footers are stripped
   looking for changes.
Hi Scott,

I started to collect small tools related to standard documents that I might
have time to package as a whole once:

Would you like to include rfcdiff in that collection and maintain the whole
package with me? There are other examples of such tool collection packages
like emacs-goodies or devscripts.
This particular tool is only aimed at one narrow audience, people who are
active in developing IETF standards.  I don't think it would fit in with other

Scott K

I do not agree. This tool can be used to compare any text-based files and produce pretty HTML reports. For example, I'm using it to publish differences in C header files on the web: http://upstream-tracker.org/diffs/barry/0.16_to_0.17.0/diff.html

Andrey Ponomarenko, ROSA Lab.

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