The Daikon system for dynamic detection of likely invariants

@article{Ernst2007TheDS,
  title={The Daikon system for dynamic detection of likely invariants},
  author={Michael D. Ernst and Jeff H. Perkins and Philip J. Guo and Stephen McCamant and Carlos Pacheco and Matthew S. Tschantz and Chen Xiao},
  journal={Sci. Comput. Program.},
  year={2007},
  volume={69},
  pages={35-45}
}
Daikon is an implementation of dynamic detection of likely invariants; that is, the Daikon invariant detector reports likely program invariants. An invariant is a property that holds at a certain point or points in a program; these are often used in assert statements, documentation, and formal specifications. Examples include being constant (x = a), non-zero (x 6= 0), being in a range (a ≤ x ≤ b), linear relationships (y = ax + b), ordering (x ≤ y), functions from a library (x = fn(y… CONTINUE READING
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