Change Impact Analysis for Generic Libraries

@article{Zalewski2006ChangeIA,
  title={Change Impact Analysis for Generic Libraries},
  author={Marcin Zalewski and Sibylle Schupp},
  journal={2006 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance},
  year={2006},
  pages={35-44}
}
Since the standard template library (STL), generic libraries in C++ rely on concepts to precisely specify the requirements of generic algorithms (function templates) on their parameters (template arguments). Modifying the definition of a concept even slightly, can have a potentially large impact on the (interfaces of the) entire library. In particular the non-local effects of a change, however, make its impact difficult to determine by hand. In this paper we propose a conceptual change impact… CONTINUE READING
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