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Title
An initial investigation into change-based reconstruction of floss-refactorings
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Abstract
Today, it is widely accepted that if refactoring is applied in practice, it is mainly interweaved with normal software development - so called "floss refactoring". Unfortunately, the current state-of-the-art is poorly equipped to mine floss refactoring from version histories, mainly because they infer refactorings by comparing two snapshots of a system and making educated guesses about the precise edit operations applied in between. In this paper we propose a solution that reconstructs refactorings not on snapshots of a system but using the actual changes as they are performed in an integrated development environment. We compare our solution against RefFinder and demonstrate that on a small yet representative program (the well-known "Video Rental system") our approach is more accurate in identifying occurrences of the "Move Method" and "Rename Method" refactorings.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings ICSM2013 : 29th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, 22-28 September 2013
Publication
S.l. : 2013
ISSN
1063-6773
Volume/pages
p. 384-387
ISI
000332836100043
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 19.02.2014
Last edited 08.08.2017
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