Can anyone recommend any software to assist in plagarism detection in Ada 95 programs? We have around 200 students doing initial programming courses each submitting 5 programming assignments (a few hundred lines of code each) over the course of 2 semesters. In the last two years plagarism has become a major problem. Generally the attempts to disguise the copying are not very sophisticated and rarely go beyond altering comments and identifiers and changing the order of declarations. Occasionally a "pick and mix" strategy is used where students copy subprograms selected randomly from several different sources. This is typical in exercises of the form: given a package spec. for an ADT xxxx, write and test a suitable package body. Thanks Alan Barnes -- Dr. Alan Barnes, MInstP, FRAS Lecturer in Computer Science Computer Science Telephone: +44 121 359 3611 Ext. 4663 Aston University E-Mail: [log in to unmask] Aston Triangle Fax: +44 121 333 6215 Birmingham B4 7ET WWW: http://www.cs.aston.ac.uk/~barnesa U. K.