Towards Trustworthy Refactoring in Erlang

Thompson, Simon and Horpacsi, Daniel and Koszegi, Judit (2016) Towards Trustworthy Refactoring in Erlang. In: Fourth International Workshop on Verification and Program Transformation, 2 April 2016, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. (doi:https://doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.216.5) (Full text available)

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Abstract

Tool-assisted refactoring transformations must be trustworthy if programmers are to be confident in applying them on arbitrarily extensive and complex code in order to improve style or efficiency. We propose a simple, high-level but rigorous, notation for defining refactoring transformations in Erlang, and show that this notation provides an extensible, verifiable and executable specification language for refactoring. To demonstrate the applicability of our approach, we show how to define and verify a number of example refactorings in the system.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: refactoring functional verification trustworthy domain-specific language
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, > QA76.76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Programming Languages and Systems Group
Depositing User: Simon Thompson
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 11:14 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2016 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56750 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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