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Detecting Missing Method Calls in Object-Oriented Software

Abstract : When using object-oriented frameworks it is easy to overlook certain important method calls that are required at particular places in code. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive set of empirical facts on this problem, starting from traces of missing method calls in a bug repository. We propose a new system, which automatically detects them during both software development and quality assurance phases. The evaluation shows that it has a low false positive rate (<5%) and that it is able to find missing method calls in the source code of the Eclipse IDE.
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Martin Monperrus, Marcel Bruch, Mira Mezini. Detecting Missing Method Calls in Object-Oriented Software. Proceedings of the 24th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, 2010, Maribor, Slovenia. pp.2-25, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-14107-2_2⟩. ⟨hal-01575351⟩

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