May 20, 2007 to May 26, 2007
Angela Lozano , The Open University, UK
Michel Wermelinger , The Open University, UK
Bashar Nuseibeh , The Open University, UK
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSR.2007.8
Cloning is considered a harmful practice for software maintenance because it requires consistent changes of the entities that share a cloned fragment. However this claim has not been refuted or confirmed empirically. Therefore, we have developed a prototype tool, CloneTracker, in order to study the rate of change of applications containing clones. This paper describes CloneTracker and illustrates its preliminary application on a case study.
Angela Lozano, Michel Wermelinger, Bashar Nuseibeh, "Evaluating the Harmfulness of Cloning: A Change Based Experiment", MSR, 2007, Fourth International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2007), Fourth International Workshop on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2007) 2007, pp. 18, doi:10.1109/MSR.2007.8