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Dynamic forward slicing for object-oriented programs


Dynamic forward slicing for object-oriented programs

Cui, Zhi (2003) Dynamic forward slicing for object-oriented programs. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Program slicing, a program reduction technique, identifies codes that are related to a given function or variable of interest in a given program. It fulfills the task of decomposing and filtering a large program to restrict the focus to some specific parts. Program slicing has applications in software maintenance, reverse engineering, testing, and debugging. Program slicing can be mainly classified into static slicing and dynamic slicing. In this thesis, we introduce a new forward slicing approach for computing dynamic slices for OO programs. Our algorithm computes dynamically slices for all program components executed at run-time, without requiring any major recording of the program execution trace. We also propose an optimized algorithm as a solution to compute slices in the presents of exception handling in OO programs. The presented algorithm addresses additional issues related to the elimination of the notion of TopSlices from the based algorithm. Instead, our algorithm applies a registration strategy for slice computation, so that reduces the run-time storage overhead.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Computer Science and Software Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Cui, Zhi
Pagination:iv, 83 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Program:Computer Science and Software Engineering
Thesis Supervisor(s):Rilling, Juergen
Identification Number:QA 76.64 C85 2003
ID Code:2310
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:27
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 19:52
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