Conference paper

ĎURFINA Lukáš, KŘOUSTEK Jakub and ZEMEK Petr. Generic Source Code Migration Using Decompilation. In: 10th Annual Industrial Simulation Conference (ISC'2012). Brno: EUROSIS, 2012, pp. 38-42. ISBN 978-90-77381-71-7.
Publication language:english
Original title:Generic Source Code Migration Using Decompilation
Title (cs):Migrace zdrojových kódů pomocí rekonfigurovatelného zpětného překladače
Pages:38-42
Proceedings:10th Annual Industrial Simulation Conference (ISC'2012)
Conference:The Industrial Simulation Conference (ISC)
Place:Brno, CZ
Year:2012
ISBN:978-90-77381-71-7
Publisher:EUROSIS
Keywords
source code migration, analysis, transformation, retargetability, reverse engineering, decompilation, Lissom, LLVM, LLVM IR
Annotation
Many core parts of software applications have been written several decades ago, and they are still essential in several existing projects. However, maintaining these parts is difficult and expensive. The source language itself may be either ancient and ineffective, or its toolchain does not support new platforms and features. Source code migration to a newer language is often the only solution. In the past, several single-purpose converters have been created. However, such solutions are more or less limited to a particular language and computational platform. In this paper, we present a generic solution of this problem. The proposed solution is independent of any particular source or target language, or on the target platform. We utilize an existing retargetable decompiler and the LLVM Compiler System for the conversion process. At present, the Python language is used as the target language, while other languages are under development. As can be seen from the experimental results, we are able to migrate source code from many particular languages (e.g. C/C++, D, Fortran) into a functional equivalent and highly readable code in Python.
BibTeX:
@INPROCEEDINGS{
   author = {Luk{\'{a}}{\v{s}} {\v{D}}urfina and Jakub K{\v{r}}oustek and
	Petr Zemek},
   title = {Generic Source Code Migration Using Decompilation},
   pages = {38--42},
   booktitle = {10th Annual Industrial Simulation Conference (ISC'2012)},
   year = {2012},
   location = {Brno, CZ},
   publisher = {EUROSIS},
   ISBN = {978-90-77381-71-7},
   language = {english},
   url = {http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/research/view_pub.php?id=9948}
}

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