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ASE 2019
Sun 10 - Fri 15 November 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Wed 13 Nov 2019 17:30 - 17:50 at Hillcrest - Performance Chair(s): Tim Menzies

Bug localization is well-known to be a difficult problem in software engineering, and specifically in compiler development, where it is beneficial to reduce the input program to a minimal reproducing example; this technique is more commonly known as delta debugging. What additionally contributes to the problem is that every new programming language has its own unique quirks and foibles, making it near impossible to reuse existing tools and approaches with full efficiency. In this experience paper we tackle the delta debugging problem w.r.t. Kotlin, a relatively new programming language from JetBrains. Our approach is based on a novel combination of program slicing, hierarchical delta debugging and Kotlin-specific transformations, which are synergistic to each other. We implemented it in a prototype called ReduKtor and did extensive evaluation on both synthetic and real Kotlin programs; we also compared its performance with classic delta debugging techniques. The evaluation results support the practical usability of our approach to Kotlin delta debugging and also shows the importance of using both language-agnostic and language-specific techniques to achieve best reduction efficiency and performance.

Wed 13 Nov
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16:00 - 17:50: Papers - Performance at Hillcrest
Chair(s): Tim MenziesNorth Carolina State University
ase-2019-papers16:00 - 16:20
Stefan MühlbauerBauhaus-University Weimar, Sven ApelSaarland University, Norbert SiegmundBauhaus-University Weimar
ase-2019-papers16:20 - 16:40
Boyuan ChenYork University, Zhen Ming (Jack) JiangYork University, Paul MatosCopywell Inc., Michael LacariaCopywell Inc.
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ase-2019-papers16:40 - 17:00
Jinfu ChenJiangsu University, Weiyi ShangConcordia University, Canada, Ahmed E. HassanQueen's University, Yong WangAlibaba Group, Jiangbin LinAlibaba Group
ase-2019-papers17:00 - 17:10
Yida TaoShenzhen University, Shan TangShenzhen University, Yepang LiuSouthern University of Science and Technology, Zhiwu XuShenzhen University, Shengchao QinUniversity of Teesside
ase-2019-papers17:10 - 17:20
Yutian TangThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhan XianThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hao ZhouThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Xiapu LuoThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Zhou XuWuhan University, Yajin ZhouZhejiang University, Qiben YanMichigan State University
ase-2019-Demonstrations17:20 - 17:30
David Georg ReicheltUniversität Leipzig, Stefan KühneUniversität Leipzig, Wilhelm HasselbringKiel University
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Daniil StepanovSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University, Marat AkhinSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University / JetBrains Research, Mikhail BelyaevSaint Petersburg Polytechnic University