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static analysis of C/C++ code

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Cppcheck

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About the name

The original name of this program is "C++check" but it was later changed to "cppcheck".

Despite the name, Cppcheck is designed for both C and C++.

Manual

A manual is available online: http://cppcheck.sf.net/manual.pdf

Compiling

Any C++ compiler should work.

To build the GUI, you need Qt.

When building the command line tool, PCRE is normally used. PCRE is optional.

There are multiple compilation choices:

  • qmake - cross platform build tool
  • Windows: Visual Studio
  • Windows: Qt Creator + mingw
  • gnu make
  • g++

qmake

You can use the gui/gui.pro file to build the GUI.

cd gui
qmake
make

Visual Studio

Use the cppcheck.sln file. The rules are normally enabled.

To compile with rules (pcre dependency):

To compile without rules (no dependencies):

  • remove the preprocessor define HAVE_RULES from the project
  • remove the pcre.lib from the project

Qt Creator + mingw

The PCRE dll is needed to build the CLI. It can be downloaded here: http://software-download.name/pcre-library-windows/

gnu make

To build Cppcheck with rules (pcre dependency):

make HAVE_RULES=yes

To build Cppcheck without rules (no dependencies):

make

g++ (for experts)

If you just want to build Cppcheck without dependencies then you can use this command:

g++ -o cppcheck -Ilib cli/*.cpp lib/*.cpp

If you want to use --rule and --rule-file then dependencies are needed:

g++ -o cppcheck -lpcre -DHAVE_RULES -Ilib -Iexternals cli/*.cpp lib/*.cpp externals/tinyxml/*.cpp

mingw

make LDFLAGS=-lshlwapi

Cross compiling Win32 (CLI) version of Cppcheck in Linux

sudo apt-get install mingw32
make CXX=i586-mingw32msvc-g++ LDFLAGS="-lshlwapi"
mv cppcheck cppcheck.exe

Webpage

http://cppcheck.sourceforge.net/

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