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Re: Bug#666715: ITP: dedupdedup -- find duplicate programs for finding duplicate files

On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 05:08:06PM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> ]] Ben Hutchings 
> > > Not all duplicate file finder programs are exact copies of each other,
> > > so dedupdedup embeds a simple AI system to compare programs, based on
> > > package descriptions, --help output, and manual pages, to verify that
> > > only the most complete of such programs remains.
> > 
> > Can like this be generalised to dedupe web servers, window managers and
> > init systems?
> aekeech6 can, at least.

Given that yours is written in C and is therefore inflexible, and mine's
in Python and therefore easy to hack, isn't it obvious that mine's going
to be better in the long run?

Though I guess we could support both, and define an interchange format
for exchanging data between our two systems.

All my predictions will turn out to be false

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