Hey all. This is just an idea. Quite a way from implementation.
On old uni lecturer of mine has given me his “source code comparison” system.
This can compare millions of lines of source code and find copied bits really quickly. Even if variables/functions are renamed or moved around.
This was used to compare different Linux/UNIX versions and find borrowed bits of code. Written in c it’s top knotch and runs super fast.
Anywho it can be adapted to support html/php/js and I had the idea of comparing themes/plugins here on the market. Mostly for reviewers to help them find duplicate submissions really easily.
It would ignore common things like jquery, while flagging less common blocks of code that come from a different author account.
Well just an idea. What do people think? Any cool ideas?