Software clone detection: A systematic review

  title={Software clone detection: A systematic review},
  author={Dhavleesh Rattan and Rajesh Kumar Bhatia and Maninder Singh},
  journal={Information & Software Technology},
Context: Reusing software by means of copy and paste is a frequent activity in software development. The duplicated code is known as a software clone and the activity is known as code cloning. Software clones may lead to bug propagation and serious maintenance problems. Objective: This study reports an extensive systematic literature review of software clones in general and software clone detection in particular. Method: We used the standard systematic literature review method based on a… CONTINUE READING
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