Software Engineering, International Conference on (2001)
May 12, 2001 to May 19, 2001
William G. Griswold , University of California San Diego
Jimmy J. Yuan , University of California San Diego
Yoshikiyo Kato , University of Tokyo
Abstract: Software maintenance and evolution are the dominant activities in the software lifecycle. Modularization can separate design decisions and allow them to be independently evolved, but modularization often breaks down and complicated global changes are required. Tool support can reduce the costs of these unfortunate changes, but current tools are limited in their ability to manage information for large-scale software evolution. In this paper we argue that the map metaphor can serve as an organizing principle for the design of effective tools for performing global software changes. We describe the design of Aspect Browser, developed around the map metaphor, and discuss a case study of removing a feature from a 500,000 line program written in Fortran and C.
W. G. Griswold, J. J. Yuan and Y. Kato, "Exploiting the Map Metaphor in a Tool for Software Evolution," Software Engineering, International Conference on(ICSE), Toronto, Canada, 2001, pp. 0265.