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Program analysis and systematic testing

  • M. A. Hennell
  • D. Hedley
  • I. J. Riddell
Part of the Software Science and Engineering book series (SSEN)

Abstract

The authors of this chapter have had considerable experience with the use of automated testing tools, both in the real world of industry and commerce, as well as in a research environment. The automated testing tools referred to are various derivatives of the LDRA Testbeds [1]. These tools in various languages, namely Ada, C, Cobol, Coral 66, Fortran, Pascal, PL/1, and PL/M86 have been used in industry since 1975 and have been the subject of extensive experimentation at the University of Liverpool since 1970.

Keywords

Basic Block Symbolic Execution Control Flow Graph Data Flow Graph Static Analysis Technique 
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© Crown Copyright and Pitman Publishing 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Hennell
    • 1
  • D. Hedley
    • 2
  • I. J. Riddell
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Liverpool Data Research Associates LtdUK

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