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Eclipse Programmers Should Avoid the IROP Keys

In a brilliant and hilarious article Zeller, Zimmerman and Bird points out how easy it is to find correlations when mining software archives. In the article, their (mock) argument is that all program errors must enter the source code through the keyboard and thus certain keys introduce more errors. By statistical analysis of the Eclipse 3.0 source code they are able to determine that the keys IROP are extra error prone and that programmers should avoid the IROP keys!

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