[ExI] "MIT Invented a Way to Automatically Fix Software Bugs With Borrowed Code"

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 07:31:06 UTC 2015

"A new system from MIT’s CSAIL, or Computer Science and Artificial
Intelligence Laboratory, does something incredible to fix buggy software:
It borrows healthy code from other applications–and then fixes the bug
without ever accessing the original source code."

"Think of it as an organ transplant. Except in this case, the sick patient
is a buggy software app. And the “donor organ” is a piece of code from
another application, even if it’s written in a whole different language.
That’s a crude and imperfect metaphor, but it helps explain CodePhage
<http://www.srl.inf.ethz.ch/workshop2014/eth-rinard.pdf>, a system that was
presented by MIT researchers at the Association for Computing Machinery’s
Programming Language Design and Implementation conference this month, as
MIT News explains today

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