MSR 2020
Mon 29 - Tue 30 June 2020
co-located with ICSE 2020
Mon 29 Jun 2020 10:48 - 10:54 at MSR:Zoom - Programming Languages & Models Chair(s): Dimitris Kolovos

While some promote method chaining as a good practice for improving code readability, others refer to it as a bad practice that worsens code quality. In this paper, we first investigate whether method chaining is a programming style accepted by real-world programmers. To answer this question, we collected 2,814 Java repositories on GitHub and analyzed historical trends in the frequency of method chaining. The results of our analysis revealed the increasing use of method chaining; 23.1% of method invocations were part of method chains in 2018, whereas only 16.0% were such invocations in 2010. We then explore language features that are helpful to the method-chaining style but have not been supported yet in Java. For this aim, we conducted manual inspections of method chains that are randomly sampled from the collected repositories. We also estimated how effective they are to encourage the method-chaining style if they are adopted in Java.

Mon 29 Jun
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10:30 - 11:00: Technical Papers - Programming Languages & Models at MSR:Zoom
Chair(s): Dimitris KolovosUniversity of York

Q/A & Discussion of Session Papers over Zoom (Joining info available on Slack)

msr-2020-Registered-Reports10:30 - 10:36
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J├╝rgen CitoMIT, Jiasi ShenMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Martin RinardMIT
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msr-2020-papers10:36 - 10:42
Live Q&A
Jason TsayIBM Research, Alan BrazIBM Research, Martin HirzelIBM Research, Avraham ShinnarIBM Research, Todd Mummert
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msr-2020-papers10:42 - 10:48
Live Q&A
Timofey BryksinJetBrains Research, Saint Petersburg State University, Victor PetukhovJetBrains, ITMO University, Ilya Alexin, Stanislav Prikhodko, Alexey Shpilman, Vladimir KovalenkoTU Delft, Nikita PovarovJetBrains
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msr-2020-papers10:48 - 10:54
Live Q&A
Tomoki NakamaruGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tomomasa Matsunaga, Tetsuro YamazakiGraduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Soramichi AkiyamaDepartment of Creative Informatics, The University of Tokyo, Shigeru ChibaThe University of Tokyo
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msr-2020-papers10:54 - 11:00
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Nan YangEindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, Pieter Cuijpers, Ramon SchiffelersEindhoven University of Technology and ASML, the Netherlands, Johan Lukkien, Alexander SerebrenikEindhoven University of Technology
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