Fast online pointer analysis

  title={Fast online pointer analysis},
  author={Martin Hirzel and Daniel von Dincklage and Amer Diwan and Michael Hind},
  journal={ACM Trans. Program. Lang. Syst.},
Pointer analysis benefits many useful clients, such as compiler optimizations and bug finding tools. Unfortunately, common programming language features such as dynamic loading, reflection, and foreign language interfaces, make pointer analysis difficult. This article describes how to deal with these features by performing pointer analysis online during program execution. For example, dynamic loading may load code that is not available for analysis before the program starts. Only an online… CONTINUE READING


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