An exploratory study of program comprehension strategies of procedural and object-oriented programmers

@article{Corritore2001AnES,
  title={An exploratory study of program comprehension strategies of procedural and object-oriented programmers},
  author={Cynthia L. Corritore and Susan Wiedenbeck},
  journal={Int. J. Hum.-Comput. Stud.},
  year={2001},
  volume={54},
  pages={1-23}
}
This exploratory study examines the nature of program understanding strategies employed during a series of comprehension and maintenance activities carried out over time. Two dimensions of comprehension were examined: the direction of comprehension and the breadth of comprehension. Thirty expert procedural and object-oriented (OO) programmers studied a program and then performed modi"cations during two sessions held 1 week apart. The results showed that the direction of comprehension was mixed… CONTINUE READING
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