Yesterday, my Program Worked. Today, it Does Not. Why?
- Andreas ZellerAffiliated withLehrstuhl für Software-Systeme, Universität Passau
Imagine some program and a number of changes. If none of these changes is applied (“yesterday”), the program works. If all changes are applied (“today”), the program does not work. Which change is responsible for the failure? We present an efficient algorithm that determines the minimal set of failure-inducing changes. Our delta debugging prototype tracked down a single failure-inducing change from 178,000 changed GDB lines within a few hours.
- Yesterday, my Program Worked. Today, it Does Not. Why?
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- Software Engineering — ESEC/FSE ’99
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- 7th European Software Engineering Conference Held Jointly with the 7th ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering Toulouse, France, September 6–10, 1999 Proceedings
- pp 253-267
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- Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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- Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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