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Roles of Variables and Program Analysis

Bishop, Craig, Johnson, Colin G. (2005) Roles of Variables and Program Analysis. In: Salakoski, Tapio, ed. Proceedings of the 5th Finnish/Baltic Conference on Computer Science Education. . (KAR id:14232)

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The idea of roles of variables is to provide a vocabulary for describing the way in which variables are used by experienced programmers. This paper presents work on a system that is designed to automatically check students' role assignments in simple procedural programming. This is achieved by applying program analysis techniques, in particular program slicing and data flow analysis, to programs that students have written and annotated with role assignments.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled keywords: programming teaching; computer-aided learning; BlueJ; static analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Funders: University of Turku (
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:39 UTC
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