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Generic Source Code Migration Using Decompilation

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.
Czech title
Migrace zdrojových kódů pomocí rekonfigurovatelného zpětného překladače
Type
conference paper
Language
english
Authors
Ďurfina Lukáš, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Křoustek Jakub, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Zemek Petr, Ing. (DIFS FIT BUT)
Keywords
source code migration, analysis, transformation, retargetability, reverse engineering, decompilation, Lissom, LLVM, LLVM IR
Abstract
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.
Published
2012
Pages
38-42
Proceedings
10th Annual Industrial Simulation Conference (ISC'2012)
Conference
The Industrial Simulation Conference (ISC), Brno, CZ
ISBN
978-90-77381-71-7
Publisher
EUROSIS
Place
Brno, CZ
BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{FITPUB9948,
   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 = "https://www.fit.vut.cz/research/publication/9948"
}
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