A demand-driven approach to slicing legacy COBOL systems

@article{Hajnal2012ADA,
  title={A demand-driven approach to slicing legacy COBOL systems},
  author={{\'A}kos Hajnal and Istv{\'a}n Forg{\'a}cs},
  journal={Journal of Software Maintenance},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={67-82}
}
Maintenance of aging legacy COBOL systems is labor-intensive and is becoming a more and more difficult problem. Program slicing is a potentially useful analysis for aiding different maintenance activities, including program comprehension, reverse engineering, debugging, and testing. Numerous techniques have been proposed in the past decades; however, in interactive contexts, we found none of them suitable for slicing industrial-scale COBOL systems due to their large space or preprocessing… CONTINUE READING
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