Preprocessor Conditional Removal by Simple Partial Evaluation

@inproceedings{Baxter2001PreprocessorCR,
  title={Preprocessor Conditional Removal by Simple Partial Evaluation},
  author={Ira D. Baxter and Michael Mehlich},
  booktitle={WCRE},
  year={2001}
}
Preprocessors with conditionals are often used as software configuration management tools, with preprocessor variables naming configuration aspects. The preprocessor conditionals found in large systems often have complex enabling Boolean equations and nesting. Over long periods, some configuration aspects lose all utility. Removal of all traces of a configuration variable and code dependent on that aspect becomes a significant task if performed manually. An industrial-strength transformation… CONTINUE READING
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