Current challenges in automatic software repair

  title={Current challenges in automatic software repair},
  author={Claire Le Goues and Stephanie Forrest and Westley Weimer},
  journal={Software Quality Journal},
The abundance of defects in existing software systems is unsustainable. Addressing them is a dominant cost of software maintenance, which in turn dominates the life cycle cost of a system. Recent research has made significant progress on the problem of automatic program repair, using techniques such as evolutionary computation, instrumentation and run-time monitoring, and sound synthesis with respect to a specification. This article serves three purposes. First, we review current work on… CONTINUE READING
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