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Software[]

Perfective maintenance is

[s]oftware maintenance performed to improve the performance, maintainability, or other attributes of a computer program.[1]
the modification of a software product after delivery to detect and correct latent faults in the software product before they are manifested as failures.[2]

References[]

  1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Technology 22 (Aug. 1995) (full-text).
  2. ISO/IEC 14764:2006 Software Engineering — Software Life Cycle Processes — Maintenance.

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