[webkit-dev] Static source code analysis
ferenc at inf.u-szeged.hu
Thu May 29 06:21:35 PDT 2008
Dear Darin and all,
We are analyzing the source code with tools developed by our department, and the
results include the following:
- Calculating source code metrics (e.g. highlighting the too complex functions)
- Checking for rule violations (e.g. the reported issues).
- Checking for design flaws (so called "bad code smells").
- Detecting code duplications (copy/paste programming).
Would you be interested in these results? Addressing these issues can
significantly improve the quality of the source code regarding testability,
complexity and maintainability.
Darin Adler wrote:
> On May 28, 2008, at 2:38 AM, Ferenc, Rudolf wrote:
>> My colleague Péter Siket and me are also members of the Open Source
>> Laboratory at the Department of Software Engineering, University of
>> Szeged, Hungary. We are performing R&D in static source code analysis
>> and started to examine the source code of WebKit. In our preliminary
>> checks we found four bugs (one missing initialization and three
>> unchecked malloc-s), which are easy to fix. We reported these bugs in
> Thanks. I appreciate your time, effort, and help. We'll discuss the
> specific issues from the bugs further in the bug reports.
> -- Darin
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