Cloning and copying between GNOME projects

  • Krinke J
  • Gold N
  • Jia Y
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This paper presents an approach to automatically distinguish the copied clone from the original in a pair of clones. It matches the line-by-line version information of a clone to the pair's other clone. A case study on the GNOME Desktop Suite revealed a complex flow of reused code between the different subprojects. In particular, it showed that the majority of larger clones (with a minimal size of 28 lines or higher) exist between the subprojects and more than 60% of the clone pairs can be automatically separated into original and copy.

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