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A quick tools strategy for program analysis and software maintenance

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3 Author(s)
Johnson, B. ; Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA ; Ornburn, S. ; Rugaber, S.

A strategy for quickly producing special-purpose tools is described. The strategy combines existing tools including simple off-the-shelf text processing tools; rule-based, language-specific analysis tool; and a commercial CASE (computer-aided software engineering) tool. The strategy has been successfully used in the context of the maintenance and reverse engineering of a large, real-time software system used for telephony. The approach is illustrated by examples that include the generation of cross reference information, calling trees, run-time stack analysis, and code restructuring

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Software Maintenance, 1992. Proceerdings., Conference on

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9-12 Nov 1992