Isolating cause-effect chains from computer programs

@inproceedings{Zeller2002IsolatingCC,
  title={Isolating cause-effect chains from computer programs},
  author={A. Zeller},
  booktitle={SOEN},
  year={2002}
}
Consider the execution of a failing program as a sequence of program states. Each state induces the following state, up to the failure. Which variables and values of a program state are relevant for the failure? We show how the Delta Debugging algorithm isolates the relevant variables and values by systematically narrowing the state difference between a passing run and a failing run--by assessing the outcome of altered executions to determine wether a change in the program state makes a… Expand
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