Design maintenance: unexpected architectural interactions (experience report)

  title={Design maintenance: unexpected architectural interactions (experience report)},
  author={Ian Carmichael and Vassilios Tzerpos and Richard C. Holt},
There have been many systems developed that attempt to recover design and structure from code. In this paper, we present our experience with using one such tool, SoFi, to extract design structure from a large industrial system written in C. We compare the extracted structure to that which was intended by the designers of the system. We observe and categorize, for our system, the reasons why these two views di er. We observe that seemingly minor decisions in implementation, can have a large… CONTINUE READING
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  • 1995
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