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Re: R: Proposed Enhancements for 'diff' (2)

From: Tom Browder
Subject: Re: R: Proposed Enhancements for 'diff' (2)
Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2009 10:47:17 -0500

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 7:54 AM, address@hidden <address@hidden> wrote:
> Dear Tom (may I call you so ?),

Certainly, and may I call you Ivano?

> I have already incorporated this functionality
> in the new upcoming
> version of numdiff (5.0.0), which includes indeed as a
> filter the algorithm used
> by GNU diff.

Excellent!  I appreciate your 'numdiff' and look forward to the new version.

I took the liberty of cc'ing this to others who, I am sure, will read
this with interest.

> Unfortunately I was very busy in the
> last months and so I did
> not have time to change the documentation and add the
> last new
> required tests.
> I hope I manage to release the new version within the
> summer,
> but after the required updates to the documentation I could put
> a beta
> version on the web. The source code that I have now
> works and it seems stable
> (I have already done a lot of additional tests),
> the online help has been
> updated
> ("numdiff -h" shows the new options required by the 'diff' filter)
> but
> in the current form the program can be compiled probably just on GNU/Linux
> with
> an Intel (or Intel compatible) 32 bit processor.
> If you need urgently this
> enhancement then let me know,

No urgency, but thank you for the offer.

> I could put an official "alfa" release for
> GNU/Linux on the web.
> The new release will be under GPL 3.
> Kind Regards,
>                                              Ivano Primi

With warmest regards,


Tom Browder
Niceville, Florida

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