Partitioning Composite Code Changes to Facilitate Code Review

@article{Tao2015PartitioningCC,
  title={Partitioning Composite Code Changes to Facilitate Code Review},
  author={Yida Tao and Sunghun Kim},
  journal={2015 IEEE/ACM 12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories},
  year={2015},
  pages={180-190}
}
Developers expend significant effort on reviewing source code changes. Hence, the comprehensibility of code changes directly affects development productivity. Our prior study has suggested that composite code changes, which mix multiple development issues together, are typically difficult to review. Unfortunately, our manual inspection of 453 open source code changes reveals a non-trivial occurrence (up to 29%) of such composite changes. In this paper, we propose a heuristic-based approach to… CONTINUE READING
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