codeQuest: Scalable Source Code Queries with Datalog

@inproceedings{Hajiyev2006codeQuestS,
  title={codeQuest:  Scalable Source Code Queries with Datalog},
  author={Elnar Hajiyev and Mathieu Verbaere and Oege de Moor},
  booktitle={ECOOP},
  year={2006}
}
Source code querying tools allow programmers to explore relations between different parts of the code base. This paper describes such a tool, named CodeQuest . It combines two previous proposals, namely the use of logic programming and database systems. As the query language we use safe Datalog, which was originally introduced in the theory of databases. That provides just the right level of expressiveness; in particular recursion is indispensable for source code queries. Safe Datalog is like… CONTINUE READING
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