Asynchronous assertions

@inproceedings{Aftandilian2011AsynchronousA,
  title={Asynchronous assertions},
  author={Edward Aftandilian and Samuel Z. Guyer and Martin T. Vechev and Eran Yahav},
  booktitle={OOPSLA},
  year={2011}
}
Assertions are a familiar and widely used bug detection technique. Traditional assertion checking, however, is performed synchronously, imposing its full cost on the runtime of the program. As a result, many useful kinds of checks, such as data structure invariants and heap analyses, are impractical because they lead to extreme slowdowns. We present a solution that decouples assertion evaluation from program execution: assertions are checked asynchronously by separate checking threads while the… CONTINUE READING
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