Fault localization using execution slices and dataflow tests


Finding a fault in a program is a complex process which involves understanding the program's purpose, structure, semantics, and the relevant characteristics of failure p r o ducing tests. We describe a t o ol which supports execution slicing and dicing based on test cases. We report the results of an experiment that uses heuristic techniques in fault localization.

DOI: 10.1109/ISSRE.1995.497652

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