Sydit: Creating and Applying a Program Transformation From an Example

Bug fixes and feature additions to large code bases often require systematic edit-similar, but not identical, coordinated changes to multiple places. This process is tedious and error-prone. The authors' prior work introduces a systematic editing approach that creates generalized edit scripts from exemplar edits and applies them to user-selected targets. This paper describes how the Sydit plug-in integrates their technology into the Eclipse integrated development environment. A programmer provides an example edit to Sydit that consists of an old and new version of a changed method.

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery Topic: Software Date Added: Jun 2011 Format: PDF

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