Precise null-pointer analysis

@article{Spoto2009PreciseNA,
  title={Precise null-pointer analysis},
  author={Fausto Spoto},
  journal={Software & Systems Modeling},
  year={2009},
  volume={10},
  pages={219-252}
}
In Java, C or C++, attempts to dereference the null value result in an exception or a segmentation fault. Hence, it is important to identify those program points where this undesired behaviour might occur or prove the other program points (and possibly the entire program) safe. To that purpose, null-pointer analysis of computer programs checks or infers non-null annotations for variables and object fields. With few notable exceptions, null-pointer analyses currently use run-time checks or are… CONTINUE READING
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