Slicing aspect-oriented software

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Program slicing has many applications in software engineering activities including program comprehension, debugging, testing, maintenance, and model checking. In this paper, we propose an approach to slicing aspect-oriented software. To solve this problem, we present a dependence-based representation called aspect-oriented system dependence graph (ASDG), which extends previous dependence graphs, to represent aspect-oriented software. The ASDG of an aspect-oriented program consists of three parts: a system dependence graph for non-aspect code, a group of dependence graphs for aspect code, and some additional dependence arcs used to connect the system dependence graph to the dependence graphs for aspect code. After that, we show how to compute a static slice of an aspect-oriented program based on the ASDG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th International Workshop on Program Comprehension, IWPC 2002
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0769514952
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Workshop on Program Comprehension, IWPC 2002 - Paris, France
Duration: Jun 27 2002Jun 29 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Workshop on Program Comprehension
ISSN (Print)1092-8138


Other10th International Workshop on Program Comprehension, IWPC 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture


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