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Frontiers of software clone management

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1 Author(s)
Rainer Koschke ; University of Bremen, Germany

Ad-hoc reuse through copy-and-paste occurs frequently in practice affecting the evolvability of software. This paper summarizes the state of the art in software clone management (detection, tracking, presentation, assessing, removal, changing) and the empirical knowledge we have gained so far. In the course of the summary, the paper identifies further research potential.

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Frontiers of Software Maintenance, 2008. FoSM 2008.

Date of Conference:

Sept. 28 2008-Oct. 4 2008