Semantic characterisation of dead control-flow paths

Hayes, Ian, Fidge, Colin J., & Lermer, Karl (2001) Semantic characterisation of dead control-flow paths. IEEE Proceedings - Software, 148(6), pp. 175-186.

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Abstract

Many program verification, testing and performance prediction techniques rely on analysis of statically-identified control-flow paths. However, some such paths may be 'dead' because they can never be followed at run time, and should therefore be excluded from analysis. It is shown how the formal semantics of those statements comprising a path provides a sound theoretical foundation for identification of dead paths

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ID Code: 10444
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1049/ip-sen:20010834
ISSN: 1462-5970
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 IET
Deposited On: 26 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:32

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