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Code Thesaurus

Luke Breuer
2007-04-20 18:06 UTC

There are a plethora of diffing programs that show you how two text files are different. What I want is the ability to diff just about any information. This is easy when the information is normalized. I want to somehow normalize information describing languages and idioms used and whatnot so that I can diff, say, C# with Smalltalk. Let's say I learn Smalltalk – next I might want to diff the union of C# and Smalltalk with Lisp. I know it's a tall order, but there are people working on this kind of thing.