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MSR 2019
Sun 26 - Mon 27 May 2019 Montreal, QC, Canada
co-located with ICSE 2019
Mon 27 May 2019 09:00 - 09:15 at Centre-Ville - Session II: Automatic Summarization Chair(s): Xin Xia

When lambda expressions were introduced to the Java programming language as part of the release of Java 8 in 2014, they were the language’s first step into functional programming. Since lambda expressions are still relatively new, not all developers use or understand them. In this paper, we first present the results of an empirical study to determine how frequently developers of GitHub repositories make use of lambda expressions and how they are documented. We find that 11% of Java GitHub repositories use lambda expressions, and that only 6% of the lambda expressions are accompanied by source code comments. We then present a tool called LambdaDoc which can automatically detect lambda expressions in a Java repository and generate natural language documentation for them. Our evaluation of LambdaDoc with 23 professional developers shows that they perceive the generated documentation to be complete, concise, and expressive, while the majority of the documentation produced by our participants without tool support was inadequate. Our contribution builds an important step towards automatically generating documentation for functional programming constructs in an object-oriented language.

Mon 27 May
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08:45 - 09:30: MSR 2019 Paper Presentations - Session II: Automatic Summarization at Centre-Ville
Chair(s): Xin XiaMonash University
msr-2019-papers08:45 - 09:00
Qin Liu, Zihe LiuSchool of Software Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Hongming Zhu, Hongfei Fan, Bowen Du, Yu Qian
msr-2019-papers09:00 - 09:15
Anwar Alqaimi, Patanamon ThongtanunamThe University of Melbourne, Christoph TreudeThe University of Adelaide
msr-2019-papers09:15 - 09:30
Shaohua WangNew Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, Nhathai Phan, Yan Wang, Yong Zhao