An Empirical Comparison of Interprocedural Pointer Alias Analyses

This paper describes an empirical comparison of three
pointer alias analysis algorithms: flow-sensitive, flow-
insensitive, and flow-insensitive with precomputed kill
information. In addition to contrasting the precision and
efficiency of these analyses, it describes implementation
techniques and quantifies their analysis-time speed-up.
Lastly, it illustrates the object-oriented approach used
in the design of the system, which provides a natural example
of multiple inheritance.

By: Michael Hind and Anthony Pioli

Published in: RC21058 in 1997


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