ICPC 2023
Mon 15 - Tue 16 May 2023 Melbourne, Australia
co-located with ICSE 2023
Over the years, Stack Overflow (SO) has accumulated numerous code snippets, with developers going to SO for problem solutions and code references. However, in the case of the Python programming language, Python 3 is not necessarily backward compatible with Python 2. The major implication of this versioning problem is that code written in Python 2 may not be interpreted by Python 3 without modifications. This issue may affect the usability of Python code snippets on SO. We investigate how many Python code snippets on SO suffer from version compatibility issues, and find that about 10% of the snippets exhibit this problem. Moreover, of the code snippets that are interpretable only by Python 2 or Python 3, less than 17% are tagged with the Python version.

In this paper, we present a Chrome extension called PyVerDetector. This extension allows the user to select a given version of Python and verifies whether the code snippets on a given SO question are compatible with the user's selected Python version, providing error messages if not. The tool parses snippets and can determine versioning errors due to differences in syntax and also provides the user with a list of Python versions capable of interpreting each code snippet.

Mon 15 May

Displayed time zone: Hobart change

11:00 - 12:30
Keynote / Documentation and Stack OverflowTool Demonstration / Research / ICPC Keynotes / Replications and Negative Results (RENE) / Discussion at Meeting Room 106
Chair(s): Bonita Sharif University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, Raula Gaikovina Kula Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Chanchal K. Roy University of Saskatchewan
April Wensel: Applications of Emotional Intelligence in Program Comprehension
ICPC Keynotes

APIContext2Com: Code Comment Generation by Incorporating Pre-Defined API Documentation
Ramin Shahbazi , Fatemeh Hendijani Fard University of British Columbia
PyVerDetector: A Chrome Extension Detecting the Python Version of Stack Overflow Code Snippets
Tool Demonstration
SHIYU YANG , Tetsuya Kanda Osaka University, Davide Pizzolotto Osaka University, Daniel M. German University of Victoria, Yoshiki Higo Osaka University
RCGraph - A Tool to Integrate Readme and Commits through Temporal Knowledge Graphs
Tool Demonstration
Akhila Sri Manasa Venigalla IIT Tirupati, Mir Sameed Ali Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Nikhil Manjunath Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, Sridhar Chimalakonda IIT Tirupati
Performance Prediction From Source Code Is Task and Domain Specific
Replications and Negative Results (RENE)
Markus Böck TU Wien, Sarra Habchi Ubisoft, Mathieu Nayrolles Ubisoft Montreal, Jürgen Cito TU Wien
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