Static code analysis is the process of detecting flaws in software’s source code. The static analysis tools are useful to detect common coding mistakes; here are some benefits from using them:
- Make the code source more readable and maintainable.
- Prevent unexpected behavior in execution.
- Optimize the execution.
- Make the code more secure.
Many C/C++ static analysis tools exist right there, each one focus on a specific area and has its advantages, we can enumerate:
- Clang Analyzer
- Visual C++ Analyzer