Re: Suggestions on writing a source code analyzer.

Bill Cox <bill@qswtools.com>
8 Nov 2005 23:35:06 -0500

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From: Bill Cox <bill@qswtools.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 8 Nov 2005 23:35:06 -0500
Organization: Compilers Central
References: 05-11-041
Keywords: analysis

Minti wrote:
> Could anyone provide any pointers regarding source code
> analysis? Primarily, could anyone provide any information about
> current tool?


Totally depends upon what analysis you intend to do. McCabe
complexity measures and Halstead's Software Science measures
can be done almost entirely at the level of a lexer. Making
Lint-like analyses takes a full grammar and much more infra-
structure.



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