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OCLint: Another Way For Clang Static Code Analysis

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Published on 28 May 2013 04:16 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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For those looking at new static code analysis tools, OCLint is an open-source utility powered by LLVM's Clang foundation to provide a variety of features when inspecting C, Objective-C, and C++ code-bases. In recent testing of OCLint for an internal C-based Phoronix code-base, OCLint proved to be quite useful.

OCLint is an open-source tool that is powered by LLVM's Clang Tooling to provide detection for a variety of possible bugs, dead code, complicated code, redundant code, bad code smells / practices, and other potential problematic spots.

OCLint is distributed under a BSD license and works on Linux and OS X systems. For those unfamiliar with OCLint but wishing to learn more, visit OCLint.org. OCLint is actively developed with the most recent Git commits happening less than one day ago and their current 0.7 code-base having been recently branched.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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