A Refactoring Environment for Incremental Migration of Legacy Code

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,897.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NAS2-02018
Award Id:
56634
Agency Tracking Number:
013673
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
317 North Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY, 14850
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
PaulAnderson
Principal Investigator
(607) 273-7340
paul@grammatech.com
Business Contact:
RayTietelbaum
Chairman
(607) 273-7340
tt@grammatech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
We propose the development of software technology for the interactive incremental conversion of legacy code to other languages. The goal is to make it cost-effective to migrate code from one language to another. The technology will allow a user to first transform the code to make it amenable to translation, then manage the semi-automatic translation to the new language, then finally allow the user to transform the translated code to allow it to be easily maintainable. We will base the implementation of this technology on The Synthesizer Generator?our own language-sensitive editor generating toolkit?and couple its strengths with Refactoring?a methodology for systematically transforming code to improve its design. The underlying machinery will be language independent, but in order to have focus in Phase I, and to capitalize on our own strengths and experience, we will concentrate on the translation of Ada to Java.

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