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Proceedings Fifth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (Cat. No.98TB100261) (1998)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Oct. 12, 1998 to Oct. 14, 1998
ISBN: 0-8186-8967-6
pp: 135
Bernt Kullbach , University of Koblenz-Landau
Andreas Winter , University of Koblenz-Landau
Peter Dahm , University of Koblenz-Landau
Jürgen Ebert , University of Koblenz-Landau
This paper presents an approach to program comprehension in multi-language systems. Such systems are characterized by a high amount of source codes in various languages for programming, database definition and job control. Coping with those systems requires the references crossing the language boundaries to be analyzed.Using the EER/GRAL approach to graph-based conceptual modeling, models representing relevant aspects gle language are built and integrated into a common conceptual model, Since conceptual modeling focuses on specific problems, the integrated model presented here is especially tailored to multi-language aspects. Software systems are parsed and represented according to this conceptual model and queried by using a powerful graph query mechanism. This allows multi-language cross-references to be easily retrieved. The multi-language conceptual model and the query facilities have been developed in cooperation with the maintenance programmers at an insurance company within the GUPRO project.

J. Ebert, B. Kullbach, A. Winter and P. Dahm, "Program Comprehension in Multi-Language Systems," Proceedings Fifth Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (Cat. No.98TB100261)(WCRE), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 135.
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