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Presentation 2010-03-08 14:50
On the Analysis of Method Call Changes Related to Bug Fixes
Ryosuke Morii, Hideaki Hata (Osaka Univ.), Osamu Mizuno (Kyoto Inst. of Tech.), Tohru Kikuno (Osaka Univ.) SS2009-57
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) During software development, APIs are used to reuse existing software. However, it is said APIs are difficult to use properly. In this paper, we conduct analysis of method calls related to bug fixing. Our research question is: How bugs with respect to method calls are fixed? To answer the question, we analyze method call-related bug-fixes with four types:(1)method calls are inserted or deleted, (2)arguments of method calls are changed, (3)the values of arguments are changed and (4)conditions of method calls are changed.To capture the effects of changes on method calls, we propose a technique based on program dependency graph. A case study is conducted with seven open source projects and it is found that insertions or deletions of method calls are often appeared. In addition, method calls where a particular type often appears are found out.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) API / method call / bug-fix / program dependency graph / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 109, no. 456, SS2009-57, pp. 55-60, March 2010.
Paper # SS2009-57 
Date of Issue 2010-03-01 (SS) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2010-03-08 - 2010-03-08 
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Place (in English) Kagoshima Univ. 
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Topics (in English) general 
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Conference Code 2010-03-SS 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) On the Analysis of Method Call Changes Related to Bug Fixes 
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Keyword(1) API  
Keyword(2) method call  
Keyword(3) bug-fix  
Keyword(4) program dependency graph  
1st Author's Name Ryosuke Morii  
1st Author's Affiliation Osaka University (Osaka Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Hideaki Hata  
2nd Author's Affiliation Osaka University (Osaka Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Osamu Mizuno  
3rd Author's Affiliation Kyoto Institute of Technology (Kyoto Inst. of Tech.)
4th Author's Name Tohru Kikuno  
4th Author's Affiliation Osaka University (Osaka Univ.)
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Date Time 2010-03-08 14:50:00 
Presentation Time 30 minutes 
Registration for SS 
Paper # SS2009-57 
Volume (vol) vol.109 
Number (no) no.456 
Page pp.55-60 
Date of Issue 2010-03-01 (SS) 

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