Observable Runtime Behavior for Defects Indicated by Automatic Static Analysis

Klaus Wolfmaier, Rudolf Ramler, Gábor Guta, Heinz Dobler

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Abstract

For the efficient and effective use of automated static analysis of software systems it is crucial to know what kind of errors can be detected and how seriously a reported problem can or should be taken. In the study conducted for this paper we applied a widely used tool (PC-lint) for automated static analysis (ASA) to check C++ code fragments from student exercises. The goal of this research was to discover which types of defects can be identified by automated static analysis. In this paper we present our findings; furthermore the results from classifying the defects are set in relation to detection rules and severity levels provided by ASA, in order to derive insights for calibrating ASA tools in a specific application context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference Computer Aided Systems Theory EUROCAST 2009
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventTwelve International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory 2009 - Las Palmas, Spain
Duration: 15 Feb 200920 Feb 2009
http://www.iuctc.ulpgc.es/spain/eurocast2009/index.html

Conference

ConferenceTwelve International Conference on Computer Aided Systems Theory 2009
CountrySpain
CityLas Palmas
Period15.02.200920.02.2009
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Keywords

  • Automated Static Analysis
  • Defect Classification

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