CP-Miner: finding copy-paste and related bugs in large-scale software code

@article{Li2006CPMinerFC,
  title={CP-Miner: finding copy-paste and related bugs in large-scale software code},
  author={Zhenmin Li and Shan Lu and Suvda Myagmar and Yuanyuan Zhou},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
  year={2006},
  volume={32},
  pages={176-192}
}
Recent studies have shown that large software suites contain significant amounts of replicated code. It is assumed that some of this replication is due to copy-and-paste activity and that a significant proportion of bugs in operating systems are due to copy-paste errors. Existing static code analyzers are either not scalable to large software suites or do not perform robustly where replicated code is modified with insertions and deletions. Furthermore, the existing tools do not detect copy… CONTINUE READING
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