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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2015.712
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-52446
URL: http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/5244/
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Wei, Shiyi ; Ryder, Barbara G.

Adaptive Context-sensitive Analysis for JavaScript

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Abstract

Context sensitivity is a technique to improve program analysis precision by distinguishing between function calls. A specific context-sensitive analysis is usually designed to accommodate the programming paradigm of a particular programming language. JavaScript features both the object-oriented and functional programming paradigms. Our empirical study suggests that there is no single context-sensitive analysis that always produces precise results for JavaScript applications. This observation motivated us to design an adaptive analysis, selecting a context-sensitive analysis from multiple choices for each function. Our two-staged adaptive context-sensitive analysis first extracts function characteristics from an inexpensive points-to analysis and then chooses a specialized context-sensitive analysis per function based on the heuristics. The experimental results show that our adaptive analysis achieved more precise results than any single context-sensitive analysis for several JavaScript programs in the benchmarks.

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@InProceedings{wei_et_al:LIPIcs:2015:5244,
  author =	{Shiyi Wei and Barbara G. Ryder},
  title =	{{Adaptive Context-sensitive Analysis for JavaScript}},
  booktitle =	{29th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2015)},
  pages =	{712--734},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-86-6},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2015},
  volume =	{37},
  editor =	{John Tang Boyland},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2015/5244},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-52446},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.ECOOP.2015.712},
  annote =	{Keywords: Context Sensitivity, JavaScript, Static Program Analysis}
}

Keywords: Context Sensitivity, JavaScript, Static Program Analysis
Seminar: 29th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP 2015)
Issue Date: 2015
Date of publication: 26.06.2015


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