Code Duplication on Stack Overflow

@article{Baltes2020CodeDO,
  title={Code Duplication on Stack Overflow},
  author={Sebastian Baltes and Christoph Treude},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2002.01275}
}
  • Sebastian Baltes, Christoph Treude
  • Published in ArXiv 2020
  • Computer Science
  • Despite the unarguable importance of Stack Overflow (SO) for the daily work of many software developers and despite existing knowledge about the impact of code duplication on software maintainability, the prevalence and implications of code clones on SO have not yet received the attention they deserve. In this paper, we motivate why studies on code duplication within SO are needed and how existing studies on code reuse differ from this new research direction. We present similarities and… CONTINUE READING

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