Change impact analysis for object-oriented programs

  title={Change impact analysis for object-oriented programs},
  author={Barbara G. Ryder and Frank Tip},
Small changes can have major and nonlocal effects in object-oriented languages, due to the use of subtyping and dynamic dispatch. This complicates life for maintenance programmers, who need to fix bugs or add enhancements to systems originally written by others. Change impact analysis provides feedback on the semantic impact of a set of program changes… CONTINUE READING

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