Some folks at Coverity recently (within the past few months) set up their code analysis product to run on the Gaim source code, and they’re giving us access to the results for free. I must say I’m very happy with the quality of the bugs found by Coverity. The reports themselves could use a bit more work to bring them up to par with web sites that sport better interfaces (like anything made by Google). Anyhoo, as a static code analysis tool for C, I’m impressed.

It’s similar to the Java tool FindBugs, but for C (and maybe C++?). It’s definitely helped me fix some small memleaks and potential crashes.

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8 Responses to Coverity

  1. Anonymous says:


    XApJgS sdgdsg

  2. Anonymous says:

    Not just that, but many of the high-level classes are taught in C and hardly any of them in Java. If you haven’t been exposed to C yet by the time you get there, that makes them double hard.

    However, I think non-CS majors should just go with Python or Ruby.

  3. Anonymous says:

    THAT is pretty rad.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have a friend who did the give-one-get-one program. He uses is XO around the department like any other computer. Maybe just for the ability to show off his tiny green computer? With ears?

  5. Anonymous says:

    The last definition (the rural american south one) is how dinner and supper are defined when I go to my grandmother’s in Rocky Mount. At my parents, lunch is lunch, but the evening meal is “supper.”

  6. Anonymous says:

    I hate the word supper. Seriously, whenever I hear it I cringe. I just don’t get it. Hey, we’re coming to CA March 11-17. We should meet up. Lisa

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that’s awesome. You guys are the best dressed group of colonists I’ve ever seen.

  8. Anonymous says:

    typo: having = haven’t

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