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Tracking clones' imprint

Lozano Rodriguez, Angela and Wermelinger, Michel (2010). Tracking clones' imprint. In: 4th International Workshop on Software Clones, 8 May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.

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Cloning imprint is the lasting effect of cloning on applications. This paper aims to analyze the clone imprint over time, in terms of the extension of cloning, the persistence of clones in methods, and the stability of cloned methods. Such level of detail requires an improvement in the clone tracking algorithms previously proposed, which is also presented.
We found that cloned methods are cloned most of their lifetime, cloned methods have a higher density of changes, and that changes in cloned methods tend to be customizations to the clone environment.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2010 Association for Computing Machinery
Extra Information: Proceedings book ISBN: 978-1-60558-980-0.

Pages: 65-72
Keywords: mining software repositories; empirical software engineering; software maintenance;
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 20144
Depositing User: Michel Wermelinger
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 15:56
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 13:59
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