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A comparative evaluation of techniques for syntactic level source code analysis

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A comparative evaluation of techniques for syntactic level source code analysis
Many program maintenance tools rely on traditional parsing techniques to obtain syntactic level models of the code being maintained. When, for some reason, code cannot be parsed, software maintainers are forced to fall back on ad hoc tools and techniques, such as grep. As an alternative, hierarchical lexical analysis augmented with simple data structures can be used to extract an approximation of ract syntax for a source file. Experiments indicate that such an approach is feasible and produces results comparable to those obtained using a parser.
Anthony Cox, Charles L. A. Clarke
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Type Conference
Year 2000
Where APSEC
Authors Anthony Cox, Charles L. A. Clarke
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