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Reverse Engineering Scripting Language Extensions

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Reverse Engineering Scripting Language Extensions
Software systems are often written in more than one programming language. During development, programmers need to understand not only the dependencies among code in a particular language, but dependencies that span languages. In this paper, we focus on the problem of scripting languages (such as Perl) and their extension mechanisms to calling functions with a C interface. Our general approach involves building a fact extractor for each scripting language, by hooking into the language interpreter itself. The produced facts conform to a common schema, and an analyzer is extended to recognize the cross-language dependencies. We present how these statically discovered dependencies can be represented, visualized, and explored in the Eclipse environment.
Daniel L. Moise, Kenny Wong, H. James Hoover, Daqi
Added 12 Jun 2010
Updated 12 Jun 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Where IWPC
Authors Daniel L. Moise, Kenny Wong, H. James Hoover, Daqing Hou
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