Making Linux better by Looking at the Build process for code
Apr 15, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The new type of analysis could potentially help to
reduce software defects across a wide array of applications.
Coverity's new system will first be made available to its
commercial clients but will also find its way to Coverity's open
source scanning effort that has helped to eliminate over 8,500
software defects from open source software.
""The build system is essentially the assembly line for code,"
Ben Chelf, CTO of Coverity, told InternetNews.com. "It takes all
the pieces that developers write and puts them together. By
analyzing the build system you're going to find different things
than what you'd find just by analyzing the code itself."
"Chelf explained that the way the Build Analysis software works
is by watching how the software is built, as opposed to parsing the
actual build configuration files themselves."
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