I am currently doing my Bachelor thesis at TU Munich, at the Software Engineering chair of Prof. Broy.
The goal of this thesis is to create a tool to automatically categorize source code in open source software. Different categories will be “test code”, “generated code” and “productive code” to better evaluate and use the results of quality-check techniques. (Static analyses might detect certain quality problems even though they’re not relevant for a certain code category. One example would be the amount of clones found in a project. It has to be checked what kind of category the evaluated code belongs to as clones aren’t causing quality issues if they occur in “generated code”.)
In order to create and test heuristics to identify code categories, I first need to create manually a collection of different projects (or classes to be more specific) I actually know about what kind of category they belong to.
While manually going through the displaytag project I couldn’t find any files that were automatically generated. Is that correct or are there any generated classes I didn’t recognize?