Source code survival with the Kaplan Meier

  title={Source code survival with the Kaplan Meier},
  author={Giuseppe Scanniello},
  journal={2011 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM)},
The presence of dead code may affect the comprehensibility, the readability, and the size of source code so increasing the effort and the cost for maintenance. The elimination of dead code needs a huge cost and effort for recognizing and eliminating code that is not effectively used. The goal of this work consists in defining an approach based on the Kaplan Meier estimator to analyze dead code. The validity of the approach has been preliminarily assessed on a case study constituted of fifty… CONTINUE READING


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