Darpa supports ‘auto complete’ for programmers




The research from the US Department of Defense, DARPA, stops $ 11 million – converted 9 million – in a kind of ‘auto complete’ for programmers. The software should recognize what a programmer wants to achieve and therefore insert relevant code.

The tool should not predict only text, but also understand the concepts expressed in the code to be able to make a prediction. Must previously used by the code tool can thereby be automatically refined to fit into the code that the programmer has already tapped.

To make a prediction, Rice University who developed the tool indexing code including at Sourceforge or Github stored, but companies could also take their own closed-source code as a starting point. Wants The project is Pliny baptized into The elder Pliny, the creator of the first encyclopedia.

The tool should also be able to correct security problems and other bugs in code. Ensure that the code used is of high quality, provide one of the major challenges facing the creators of the tool to do with it is said one of the researchers at Wired. The user-friendliness is a challenge.


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