Writing acceptable patches : an empirical study of open source project patches
by Han Donggyun
M.Phil. Computer Science and Engineering
ix, 47 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Patch quality may affect software maintenance cost. However, there is a lack of understanding why patches are accepted/rejected. To provide empirical evidence of patch acceptance, we (1) present patch review criteria based on our literature survey and manual patch inspection, (2) show the result of a large scale online survey to understand the opinion of both patch reviewers and submitters, (3) propose patch acceptance prediction features based on the patch review criteria which show reasonable performance.
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