• Beyond Compare is beyond comparison


    Will Fastie

    By Will Fastie

    A good utility program can greatly improve productivity. A great utility program is often indispensable.

    One capability that has always been essential, especially to developers, is file comparison. Surprisingly, few utilities existed to perform that task. I remember printing core dumps in octal from a machine that had crashed and comparing them, visually, to a dump from another, working machine. And I mean on paper.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (19.29.0, 2022-07-18).