June 8, 2010
The unix program
diff identifies differences between text files; it is most useful for comparing two versions of a program.
Given the longest common subsequence between two files, which we computed in a previous exercise, it is easy to compute the diff between the two files; the diff is just those lines that aren’t part of the lcs.
Your task is to write a program that finds the differences between two files. When you are finished, you are welcome to read or run a suggested solution, or to post your own solution or discuss the exercise in the comments below.
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