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Re: Re: Finding duplicated code in Perlby shushu (Scribe)
|on Nov 27, 2003 at 19:28 UTC||Need Help??|
Thanks for the interest in the problem and in the language.
First, regarding to CPD tokenizer requirement - looking inside CPD sources I see they need the yokenized data in java structure. heir own PHP and C++ tokenizers are written in Java, but it doe snot mean we cannot execute Perl tokenizer, and they import the data (though it will take time to fit the information, I guess).
Meanwhile I executed CPD over some C code and got very nice results. When changing my Perl files into .java I got some limited answers as well, so I might just use what I got. It depends whether I will get the reources (tiem and people) to work on it or not.
Regarding to the language, and the primary language -
I cannot give more information without management approval (which I won't get, I believe) - this is not an open source project. On the other hand, I plan to give a lecture in YAPC::Israel::2004 which will take place on February 2004, so you are all welcome.
Back to our business - the duplication detector - although it is very interesting stuff, unless I come up with a fully automatic tool that find duplications over several files and give the user proper information on what to do with them, I believe I will need to take some of your advices, and work manually on it.
Question is - what do you think will take longer, and what do you think will be more reliable ?