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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)
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 an infrastructure that supports interoperability among various reverse engineering tools and applications. We include an Application Program-mer's Interface that permits extraction of information about declarations, including classes, functions and variables, as well as information about scopes, types and control statements in C++(More)
Formal grammars are well established for specifying the syntax of programming languages. However, the formal specification of programming language semantics has proven more elusive. A recent standard, the Unified Modeling Language (UML), has quickly become established as a common framework for the specification of large scale software applications. In this(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 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)