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Proceedings of the 9th European software engineering conference held jointly with 10th ACM SIGSOFT international symposium on Foundations of software engineering - ESEC/FSE '03
Redundant code obstructs program understanding and contributes to high maintenance costs. While most experts agree on that, opinions -on how serious the problem of redundancies really is and how to tackle it -differ. In this paper, we present the study of redundancies in the Java Buffer library, JDK 1.4.1, which was recently released by Sun. We found that at least 68% of code in the Buffer library is redundant in the sense that it recurs in many classes in the same or slightly modified form. Wedoi:10.1145/940103.940104 fatcat:tz5k6sldkvb63d2korth37mujq