Who are you not gonna call? : a definitive comparison of Java static call graph creator tools

Pengő, Edit and Ságodi, Zoltán and Kóbor, Ervin: Who are you not gonna call? : a definitive comparison of Java static call graph creator tools. In: Conference of PhD Students in Computer Science, (11). pp. 68-71. (2018)

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Call graphs are fundamental for advanced, interprocedural control flow and data flow analysis tasks. In dynamic languages like Java, which allows polymorphism and reflection constructing a static call graph can be complicated. A missing or imprecisely connected edge might misguide the following algorithms causing errors in the overall analysis. In this paper, we have collected six static analyzer tools for Java and performed a qualitative comparison on the call graph they generate. As part of the comparison, we introduced a method for pairing different notations of the same functions. We evaluated the collected tools on three open-source Java projects and on a small example containing most of the relevant Java language features. The results revealed several language structures that were handled differently by the static analyzers, which led to a difference in the created call graphs as well.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Conference of PhD Students in Computer Science
Date: 2018
Volume: 11
Page Range: pp. 68-71
Event Title: Conference of PhD students in computer science (11.) (2018) (Szeged)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Java - programnyelv, Számítástechnika, Programozás
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 71. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Oct. 28. 12:39
Last Modified: 2019. Oct. 28. 12:39
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/61767

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