Mining version control systems for FACs (frequently applied changes)

TitleMining version control systems for FACs (frequently applied changes)
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsVan Rysselberghe, F, Demeyer, S
Secondary TitleInternational Workshop on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2004)
Pagination48 - 52
Place PublishedEdinburgh, Scotland, UK
Keywordsccfinder, change analysis, change history, clone, clone detection, cvs, maintenance, tomcat, version control

Today, programmers are forced to maintain a software system based on their gut feeling and experience. This paper makes an attempt to turn the software maintenance craft into a more disciplined activity, by mining for frequently applied changes in a version control system. Next to some initial results, we show how this technique allows to recover and study successful maintenance strategies, adopted for the redesign of long–lived systems.

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