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Recent research has acknowledged that code clones decrease the maintainability and reliability of software programs, thus it is being regarded as one of the major factors to increase development/maintenance cost. We introduce SHINOBI, a novel code clone detection/modification tool that is designed to aid in recognizing and highlighting code clones during software maintenance tasks. SHINOBI is implemented as an add-in of Microsoft Visual Studio that automatically reports clones of modified snippets in real time.
Date of Conference: 13-16 Oct. 2009