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A model of software manufacture

  • Ellen Borison
Configuration Nersion Control
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 244)

Abstract

Software manufacture is the process by which a software product is derived, through an often complex sequence of steps, from the primitive components of a system. This paper presents a model of software manufacture that addresses the amount of work that has to be done, after a given set of changes has been made, to consistently incorporate those changes in a given product.

Based on a formal definition of a software configuration that characterizes a software product in terms of how it was manufactured, the model uses difference predicates to discriminate between changes that are significant and those that are not. A difference predicate is an assertion about the relationship between two sets of components. Difference predicates determine when one set of components can be substituted for another. By predicting when existing components can be substituted for the output of a manufacturing step, difference predicates determine which steps in the manufacturing process can be omitted when incorporating a given set of changes.

Keywords

Formal Definition Label Function Derivation Step Defense Advance Research Project Agency Software Configuration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen Borison
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCarnegie-Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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