[ExI] "MIT Invented a Way to Automatically Fix Software Bugs With Borrowed Code"
giulio at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 07:38:08 UTC 2015
Here is my article on CodePhage:
On Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 9:31 AM, John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com> wrote:
> "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, 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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