GCC 3.x or 4.x with Checker

Brian Gough bjg@network-theory.co.uk
Sat Apr 15 18:19:00 GMT 2006


Darryl Miles writes:
 > What ever happened to the Checker GCC 
 > (http://www.gnu.org/software/checker/) that was around towards GCC 
 > 2.8/EGCS 2.95 time frame. 
 > 
 > I have searched the list and found some references to valgrind package 
 > which is another angle on tackling similar bugs, however it runs the 
 > resulting code under a CPU emulator.  I already have legacy code which 
 > can be built with gcc-checker and would like to reuse all that work to 
 > investigate new bugs.

I don't know what happened to the original checkergcc only that it has
not been maintained for many years.  There is now a "mudflap" memory
checking option in GCC -- it does a similar job:

 http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/gcc-4.1.0/gcc/Optimize-Options.html#index-mudflap-494

-- 
best regards,

Brian Gough

Network Theory Ltd,
Publishing Free Software Manuals --- http://www.network-theory.co.uk/



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