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An infrastructure is a set of interconnected structural elements , such as tools and schemas, that provide a framework for supporting an entire structure. The reverse engineering community has recognized the importance of in-teroperability, the cooporation of two or more systems to enable the exchange and utilization of data, and has noted that the current(More)
In this paper we present a platform independent analysis of the dynamic profiles of Java programs when executing on the Java Virtual Machine. The Java programs selected are taken from the Java Grande Forum benchmark suite, and five different Java-to-bytecode compilers are analysed. The results presented describe the dynamic instruction usage frequencies, as(More)
In this paper we present an approach to modeling and visualizing the dynamic interactions among objects in a C++ application. We exploit UML diagrams to expressively visualize both the static and dynamic properties of the application. We make use of a class diagram and call graph of the application to select the parts of the application to be modeled,(More)
In this position paper we discuss a number of issues relating to model metrics, with particular emphasis on metrics for UML models. Our discussion is presented as a series of nine observations where we examine some of the existing work on applying metrics to UML models, present some of our own work in this area, and specify some topics for future research(More)
In this paper we present an investigation into the run-time behaviour of objects in Java programs, using specially adapted coupling metrics. We identify objects from the same class that exhibit non-uniform coupling behaviour when measured dynamically.We define a number of object level run-time metrics, based on the static Chidamber and Kemerer coupling(More)
Parsing programming languages is an essential component of the front end of most program comprehension tools. Languages such as C++ can be difficult to parse and so it can prove useful to re-use existing front ends such as those from the GNU compiler collection, gcc. We have modified gcc to provide syntactic tags in XML format around the source code which(More)