Compreensão de programas apoiada por uma linguagem de consulta em código fonte

Published in IV Workshop de Manutenção Moderna de Software, 2008

Software maintenance is an stage of software development process that consumes great developers effort, raising total cost of the project. Du- ring this process, a comprehension task of the system implementation is requi- red. Therefore, tools supporting this proccess may facilitate the developer work. This paper shows a query language for source code based on relational concepts which works on a syntactic representation augmented with static semantics of the program (scopes, declarations and symbols use). It is presented, as vali- dation, how this source code query language may be applied in the program comprehension activity.

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