Today I'm announcing the release of wdiff 1.1.2. This new release so
shortly after the 1.1.1 release aims to fix a build-time issue due to
the removal of the gets function from the C language in the C11
standard. Praveen Kumar reported that this currently prevents bundling
for Fedora. The fix is a backport of a single gnulib changeset.
As the fix only changes compile-time behaviour and the version number,
there is no urgend need for packagers to update to 1.1.2 if they were
able to build 1.1.1 all right. Unless their users complain about the
outdated version number, that is.
GNU wdiff is a front end to diff for comparing files on a word per word
basis. A word is anything between whitespace. This is useful for
comparing two texts in which a few words have been changed and for which
paragraphs have been refilled. It works by creating two temporary files,
one word per line, and then executes diff on these files. It collects
the diff output and uses it to produce a nicer display of word
differences between the original files.