Visualizing the behavior of dynamically modifiable code

Bradley Dux, Anand Iyer, Saumya K Debray, David Forrester, Stephen G Kobourov

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Abstract

Recent years have seen an increased recognition of some of the advantages offered by dynamically modifiable code, i.e., code that changes during the execution of the program. In its full generality, it can be very difficult to understand the behavior of such self-modifiable code. This paper describes a system that graphically displays the execution behavior of dynamic code, focusing on code modifications and their effect on the structure of the program, i.e., the call graph and control flow graphs of functions. This can help users visualize the structure of runtime code modifications and understand the behavior of dynamically modifiable programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Workshop on Program Comprehension
EditorsJ.R. Cordy, H. Gall, J.I. Maletic
Pages337-340
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event13th International Workshop on Program Comprehension, IWPC 2005 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: May 15 2005May 16 2005

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Other13th International Workshop on Program Comprehension, IWPC 2005
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period5/15/055/16/05

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Dux, B., Iyer, A., Debray, S. K., Forrester, D., & Kobourov, S. G. (2005). Visualizing the behavior of dynamically modifiable code. In J. R. Cordy, H. Gall, & J. I. Maletic (Eds.), Proceedings - IEEE Workshop on Program Comprehension (pp. 337-340)