Challenges for Refinement and Composition of Instrumentations: Position Paper

D. Ansaloni, W. Binder, Christoph Bockisch, E. Bodden, Kardelen Hatun, L. Marek, Z. Qi, A. Sarimbekov, A. Sewe, P. Tuma, Y. Zheng

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    Instrumentation techniques are widely used for implementing dynamic program analysis tools like profilers or debuggers. While there are many toolkits and frameworks to support the development of such low-level instrumentations, there is little support for the refinement or composition of instrumentations. A common practice is thus to copy and paste from existing instrumentation code. This, of course, violates well-established software engineering principles, results in code duplication, and hinders maintenance. In this position paper we identify two challenges regarding the refinement and composition of instrumentations and illustrate them with a running example.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Software Composition 2012 (SC 2012)
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-30563-4
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
    Event11th International Conference on Software Composition, SC 2012 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 31 May 20121 Jun 2012
    Conference number: 11

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference11th International Conference on Software Composition, SC 2012
    Abbreviated titleSC
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic


    • METIS-289738
    • IR-82185
    • Instrumentation
    • EWI-22384
    • Composition
    • Aspect Oriented Programming
    • Domain-specific languages

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