Semantic Patch Inference27th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE)
Publication TypeConference Proceeding Article
AbstractWe propose a tool for inferring transformation specifications from a few examples of original and updated code. These transformation specifications may contain multiple code fragments from within a single function, all of which must be present for the transformation to apply. This makes the inferred transformations context sensitive. Our algorithm is based on depth-first search, with pruning. Because it is applied locally to a collection of functions that contain related changes, it is efficient in practice. We illustrate the approach on an example drawn from recent changes to the Linux kernel.
- Software evolution,
- collateral evolution,
- semantic patch
Citation InformationJesper ABDERSEN, Anh Cuong NGUYEN, David LO, Julia Lawall, et al.. "Semantic Patch Inference" 27th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE) (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_lo/88/