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= flay

home :: http://ruby.sadi.st/
code :: https://github.com/seattlerb/flay
rdoc :: http://seattlerb.rubyforge.org/flay

== DESCRIPTION:

Flay analyzes code for structural similarities. Differences in literal
values, variable, class, method names, whitespace, programming style,
braces vs do/end, etc are all ignored. Making this totally rad.

== FEATURES/PROBLEMS:

* Reports differences at any level of code.
* Adds a score multiplier to identical nodes.
* Differences in literal values, variable, class, and method names are ignored.
* Differences in whitespace, programming style, braces vs do/end, etc are ignored.
* Works across files.
  * Add the flay-persistent plugin to work across large/many projects.
* Run --diff to see an N-way diff of the code.
* Provides conservative (default) and --liberal pruning options.
* Provides --fuzzy duplication detection.
* Language independent: Plugin system allows other languages to be flayed.
  * Ships with .rb and .erb.
  * javascript and others will be available separately.
* Includes FlayTask for Rakefiles.
* Totally rad.

== KNOWN EXTENSIONS:

* flay-actionpack  :: Use Rails ERB handler.
* flay-js          :: Process JavaScript files.
* flay-haml        :: Flay your HAML source.
* flay-persistence :: Persist results across runs. Great for multi-project analysis.

== TODO:

* Editor integration (emacs, textmate, other contributions welcome).

== SYNOPSIS:

  % flay -v --diff ~/Work/svn/ruby/ruby_1_8/lib/cgi.rb
  Processing /Users/ryan/Work/svn/ruby/ruby_1_8/lib/cgi.rb...

  Matches found in :defn (mass = 184)
    A: /Users/ryan/Work/svn/ruby/ruby_1_8/lib/cgi.rb:1470
    B: /Users/ryan/Work/svn/ruby/ruby_1_8/lib/cgi.rb:1925

  A: def checkbox_group(name = "", *values)
  B: def radio_group(name = "", *values)
       if name.kind_of?(Hash) then
         values = name["VALUES"]
         name = name["NAME"]
       end
       values.collect do |value|
         if value.kind_of?(String) then
  A:       (checkbox(name, value) + value)
  B:       (radio_button(name, value) + value)
         else
           if (value[(value.size - 1)] == true) then
  A:         (checkbox(name, value[0], true) + value[(value.size - 2)])
  B:         (radio_button(name, value[0], true) + value[(value.size - 2)])
           else
  A:         (checkbox(name, value[0]) + value[(value.size - 1)])
  B:         (radio_button(name, value[0]) + value[(value.size - 1)])
           end
         end
       end.to_s
     end

  IDENTICAL Matches found in :for (mass*2 = 144)
    A: /Users/ryan/Work/svn/ruby/ruby_1_8/lib/cgi.rb:2160
    B: /Users/ryan/Work/svn/ruby/ruby_1_8/lib/cgi.rb:2217

     for element in ["HTML", "BODY", "P", "DT", "DD", "LI", "OPTION", "THEAD", "TFOOT", "TBODY", "COLGROUP", "TR", "TH", "TD", "HEAD"] do
       methods = (methods + (("          def #{element.downcase}(attributes = {})\n" + nO_element_def(element)) + "          end\n"))
     end
  ...

== REQUIREMENTS:

* ruby_parser
* sexp_processor
* ruby2ruby -- soft dependency: only if you want to use --diff

== INSTALL:

* sudo gem install flay

== LICENSE:

(The MIT License)

Copyright (c) Ryan Davis, Seattle.rb

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
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