|Looking for studies of program bugs. firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Fiterman) (1994-10-12)|
|From:||Charles Fiterman <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 12 Oct 1994 15:00:23 GMT|
We are looking for statistical studies on how programs
get bugs. We are especially interested in the following
Storage allocation bugs, either memory leaks or premature
Indentation syntax mismatch. That is the program is indented
one way but reads another to the parser.
if (x < 0)
a = 1;
b = 2;
This is sometimes called the dangling else bug is in.
Missing statement delimeters or terminators. (semicolons)
Failure to finalize procedures or objects caused by inner
exit or return.
These questions all impact language design.
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