Fernanda Madeiral's scientific contributions

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Language constructs inspired by functional programming have made their way into most mainstream programming languages. Many researchers and developers consider that these constructs lead to programs that are more concise, reusable, and easier to understand. However, few studies investigate the implications of using them in mainstream programming la...


... We select papers that directly compare alternative formatting elements and styles at the source code level and organize them through a card sorting process. Finally, for each formatting alternative, we examine the findings reported by the primary studies considering two aspects of human-centric studies that evaluate code legibility: the activities performed by human subjects (which relate to the cognitive skills required from them) and the response variables employed by the researchers to collect data from the studies (Oliveira et al., 2020). ...