Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 12:23 UTC
ReactOS "The ReactOS project is rapidly developing. One of the developers participating in this project suggested that we re-analyzed the source code, as the code base is growing fast. We were glad to do that. We like this project, and we'll be happy if this article helps the developers to eliminate some bugs. Analysis was performed with the PVS-Studio 5.02 code analyzer."
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Advert?
by Brendan on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 13:29 UTC
Brendan
Member since:
2005-11-16

Looks like some company felt like using ReactOS to get free advertising to me...

Also wondering how many of these potential problems would've been caught by simply enabling the compiler's warnings.

- Brendan

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RE: Advert?
by jimmmy on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 16:00 in reply to "Advert?"
jimmmy Member since:
2012-01-02

I think it would be interesting to know what percentage of errors caught by the analyzer are not caught by other analyzers.

Oh well. I suppose it doesn't matter anyway because I don't develop for Windows.

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RE: Advert?
by drcoldfoot on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 16:07 in reply to "Advert?"
drcoldfoot Member since:
2006-08-25

The advertising also is in ReactOS' favor. So I see it as a win on both fronts.

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RE[2]: Advert?
by ebasconp on Tue 2nd Apr 2013 16:53 in reply to "RE: Advert?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Agreed,

Advertising or not, I would like to see more static code analysis for more open source projects.

It is good advertising for the product, good advertising for the open source projects and makes you think: "Hey! I can help right there!" ;)

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RE: Advert?
by ideasman42 on Wed 3rd Apr 2013 03:06 in reply to "Advert?"
ideasman42 Member since:
2007-07-20

Im sure reactos guys already use compiler warnings, so to answer your Q - Probably none,
Compiler warnings often won't find these kinds of mistakes in most cases (of course depends on your compiler - my experience is with gcc,clang,icc,msvc)

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