Genetically Improving 50000 Lines of C++

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  author =       "William B. Langdon and Mark Harman",
  title =        "Genetically Improving 50000 Lines of C++",
  institution =  "Department of Computer Science, University College
  year =         "2012",
  type =         "Research Note",
  number =       "RN/12/09",
  address =      "Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK",
  month =        "19 " # sep,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, genetic
                 improvement, automatic software re-engineering, SBSE",
  URL =          "",
  size =         "34 pages",
  abstract =     "There has been much recent interest in genetic
                 improvement of programs. However, genetic improvement
                 has yet to scale beyond toy laboratory programs. We
                 seek to overcome this scalability barrier. We evolved a
                 widely-used and highly complex 50000 line system,
                 seeking improved versions that are faster than the
                 original, yet at least as good semantically. Our
                 approach found a version that is 70 times faster (on
                 average) and is also a small semantic improvement on
                 the original.",
  notes =        "GISMOE. Replaced by \cite{Langdon:2013:ieeeTEC} See
                 also \cite{Langdon:RN1303}",

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