Effective Whole-Program Analysis in the Presence of Pointers

  title={Effective Whole-Program Analysis in the Presence of Pointers},
  author={Darren C. Atkinson and William G. Griswold},
  booktitle={SIGSOFT FSE},
Understanding large software systems is difficult. Traditionally, automated tools are used to assist program understanding. However, the representations constructed by these tools often require prohibitive time and space. Demand-driven techniques can be used to reduce these requirements. However, the use of pointers in modern languages introduces additional problems that do not integrate well with these techniques. We present new techniques for effectively coping with pointers in large software… CONTINUE READING
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