Analysis of Programs with Exception Handling Constructs
International Conference on Software Maintenance
November 1998, pp. 348-357
Saurabh Sinha and Mary Jean Harrold
Analysis techniques, such as control-flow, data-flow, and control-dependence,
are used for a variety of maintenance tasks, including
regression testing, dynamic execution profiling,
and static and dynamic slicing.
To be applicable to programs in languages, such as Java and
C++ however, these analysis techniques should, to the extent possible,
account for the effects of exception occurrences
and exception-handling constructs.
This paper presents
techniques to construct intraprocedural and interprocedural
representations on which existing techniques
can be performed, and demonstrates their applicability to
several maintenance tasks.