Fine grained indexing of software repositories to support impact analysis

  title={Fine grained indexing of software repositories to support impact analysis},
  author={Gerardo Canfora and Luigi Cerulo},
Versioned and bug-tracked software systems provide a huge amount of historical data regarding source code changes and issues management. In this paper we deal with impact analysis of a change request and show that data stored in software repositories are a good descriptor on how past change requests have been resolved. A fine grained analysis method of software repositories is used to index code at different levels of granularity, such as lines of code and source files, with free text contained… CONTINUE READING
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