Toward Reusing Code Changes

TitleToward Reusing Code Changes
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHigo, Y, Ohtani, A, Hayashi, S, Hata, H, Shinji, K
Secondary Title12th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2015)
Date Published05/2015

Existing techniques have succeeded to help developers
implement new code. However, they are insufficient to help to
change existing code. Previous studies have proposed techniques
to support bug fixes but other kinds of code changes such
as function enhancements and refactorings are not supported
by them. In this paper, we propose a novel system that helps
developers change existing code. Unlike existing techniques, our
system can support any kinds of code changes if similar code
changes occurred in the past. Our research is still on very early
stage and we have not have any implementation or any prototype
yet. This paper introduces our research purpose, an outline of our
system, and how our system is different from existing techniques.

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