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Defining linguistic antipatterns towards the improvement of source code quality

Venera Arnaoudova

Technical Report (2010)

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Previous studies showed that linguistic aspect of source code is a valuable source ofinformation that can help to improve program comprehension. The proposed researchwork focuses on supporting quality improvement of source code by identifying, specifying,and studying common negative practices (i.e., linguistic antipatterns) with respectto linguistic information. We expect the definition of linguistic antipatterns to increasethe awareness of the existence of such bad practices and to discourage their use. Wealso propose to study the relation between negative practices in linguistic information(i.e., linguistic antipatterns) and negative practices in structural information (i.e., designantipatterns) with respect to comprehension effort and fault/change proneness. Wediscuss the proposed methodology and some preliminary results.
Subjects: 2700 Information technology > 2700 Information technology
2700 Information technology > 2705 Software and development
2700 Information technology > 2706 Software engineering
Department: Department of Computer Engineering and Software Engineering
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2656/
Report number: EPM-RT-2010-07
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 14:07
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 05:25
Cite in APA 7: Arnaoudova, V. (2010). Defining linguistic antipatterns towards the improvement of source code quality (Technical Report n° EPM-RT-2010-07). https://publications.polymtl.ca/2656/

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