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Issue No.01 - January/February (2009 vol.26)
pp: 50-57
Gerardo Canfora , University of Sannio
Luigi Cerulo , University of Sannio
Massimiliano Di Penta , University of Sannio
Powerful differencing algorithms' availability is crucial to tracking source code's evolution, for example for monitoring clones or vulnerable statements. Based on a novel differencing algorithm, our language-independent approach can track code elements' evolution in real-world software systems with acceptable precision, overcoming the Unix diff's versioning limitations.
differencing tools, mining software archives, software evolution
Gerardo Canfora, Luigi Cerulo, Massimiliano Di Penta, "Tracking Your Changes: A Language-Independent Approach", IEEE Software, vol.26, no. 1, pp. 50-57, January/February 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.26
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