The Detection of Faulty Code Violating Implicit Coding Rules

Abstract

In the field of legacy software maintenance, there unexpectedly arises a large number of implicit coding rules, which we regard as a cancer in software evolution. Since such rules are usually undocumented and each of them is recognized only by a few members in a maintenance team, a person who is not aware of a rule often violates it while doing various… (More)
DOI: 10.1109/ISESE.2002.1166936

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