9 June 2007
Before joining Google I wrote some efficient libraries for computing diff, match and patch on plain text. Since then I have continued developing this code. Last week the lawyers gave their blessing and Google released it as open source.
Writing generic algorithms is fun because one never knows where they will end up. Every month I hear about yet another project that has spotted this library and is using it for something I'd never have thought of.
6,000 lines of code, [mumble] million users, only one bug report. Excuse me while I polish my halo.
Wait, why am *I* polishing my halo? I have an intern. I'll just add it to her task list.
And on another topic: Woo hoo!