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Seastar, ScyllaDB, and C++23

Seastar announces that now that C++23 is available, they will support C++23 and C++20 (dropping support for C++17) in accordance with their support policy

Seastar, ScyllaDB, and C++23

By Avi Kivity

From the article:

Seastar is an open-source (Apache 2.0 licensed) C++ framework for I/O intensive asynchronous computing, using the thread-per-core model. Seastar underpins several high- performance distributed systems: ScyllaDB, Redpanda, and Ceph Crimson. Seastar source is available on github. As a C++ framework, Seastar must choose which C++ versions to support. The support policy is last-two-versions. That means that at any given time, the most recently released version as well as the previous one are supported, but earlier versions cannot be expected to work. This policy gives users of the framework three years to upgrade to the next C++ edition while not constraining Seastar to ancient versions of the language.

Now that C++23 has been ratified, Seastar now officially supports C++20 and C++23. The previously supported C++17 is now no longer supported.

PVS-Studio 7.29: Boost smart pointers, plugin for Qt Creator on macOS

PVS-Studio 7.29 has been released. Now you can analyze Java projects in a plugin for VS Code, check Boost smart pointers, use the PVS-Studio plugin for Qt Creator 12 on macOS, and that's not all.

PVS-Studio 7.29: Java code check in VS Code, Boost smart pointers, and plugin for Qt Creator on macOS

by Gleb Aslamov

From the article:

The C++ analyzer now supports smart pointers from the Boost library: boost::unique_ptr and boost::shared_ptr. Now the PVS-Studio analyzer is able to detect errors such as null pointer dereferences when these classes are used.

mp-units 2.1.0 released -- Mateusz Pusz

We are happy to announce that mp-units 2.1.0 has been released and is available for download in Conan.

mp-units 2.1.0 released!

by Mateusz Pusz

About the release

Please check our blog post to read more about the improvements and some, unfortunately, breaking changes.



CppDepend 2024.1 Released! - Unveiling New Features and Improvements

We are thrilled to announce the launch of CppDepend 2024.1, a significant update that introduces a plethora of enhancements and new features to further bolster your C/C++ development workflow.

CppDepend 2024.1 Released! - Unveiling New Features and Improvements

by the CppDepend Team

From the Article:

The latest version of CppDepend comes packed with an array of improvements and several new features that are designed to streamline project management, enhance code quality monitoring, and provide deeper insights into code bases. Key highlights of this release include an advanced source explorer, support for C++23/C++20/C++17, Improved Incremental analysis, and much more.


Top 10 errors in C and C++ projects in 2023

New Year is coming! It means, according to tradition, it's time to recall 10 of the most interesting bugs that PVS-Studio found during 2023.

Top 10 errors in C and C++ projects in 2023

by Alexey Gorshkov

From the article:

In this case, the developers wanted to fill the keyEventList array with zeros. Pay attention to the third parameter — the number of bytes the developers wanted to fill with zeros. In this case, sizeof(keyEventList) evaluates the pointer size instead of the array size. It depends on the target platform, but most often it's 4 or 8 bytes. However, the size of the structure is clearly larger than 4 or 8 bytes.

PVS-Studio 7.28: support for ARM, analysis of Unreal Engine projects without Unity Build, and more

Now you can run the analyzer on the ARM architecture, analyze .NET 8 projects, and check Unreal Engine projects without Unity Build — and there is more to come.

PVS-Studio 7.28: support for ARM, .NET 8, analysis of Unreal Engine projects without Unity Build, and more

by Gleb Aslamov

From the article:

When analyzing Unreal Engine projects with PVS-Studio, we often encounter issues with high memory usage and analysis slowdown. They usually arise when individual translation units are combined into a single file (the Unity Build system). Although the merging of translation units may have a positive impact on the compilation time, the large file size may increase the resource requirements for analysis.

No, C++ static analysis does not have to be painful -- Geoffray Adde

Static analysis as part of your CI pipeline has long been possible -- but tedious, at best, to setup. Sonar are upending that with an innovative new approach.

No, C++ static analysis does not have to be painful

by Geoffray Adde

From the article:

It seems impossible to offer serious C++ static analysis with a great configuration experience. Users must suffer the pain, or not use it at all.
Well, at Sonar we believe in making the impossible, possible and so we've gone ahead and solved this once and for all!

PVS-Studio 7.26: running analysis in VS Code and Qt Creator, integration with DefectDojo, and more

PVS-Studio 7.26 has been released. Now you can run the analysis in plugins for VS Code and Qt Creator; upload the analysis results to DefectDojo, and more. In this note, we'll take a closer look at these and other enhancements.

PVS-Studio 7.26: running analysis in VS Code and Qt Creator, integration with DefectDojo, and more

by Sergey Vasiliev

From the article:

Now the PVS-Studio plugins for Visual Studio Code and Qt Creator support the analysis of C and C++ projects. Moreover, the plugins support mass suppression of analyzer warnings (with the help of suppress files). This mechanism enables you to hide warnings for legacy code and work only with new warnings. In this way, the integration of the analyzer into the project will be much easier.

HPX V1.9.1 released -- STE||AR Group

The STE||AR Group has released V1.9.1 of HPX -- A C++ Standard library for Concurrency and Parallelism.

HPX V1.9.1 Released

We have released HPX 1.9.1 that adds a number of small new features and fixes a handful of problems discovered since the last 1.9.0 release. In particular: we fixed various occasional hanging during startup and shutdown in distributed scenarios. We also added support for zero-copy serialization on the receiving side to the TCP, MPI, and LCI parcelports. Moreover, we have added support for Visual Studio 2019 and GCC using MINGW on Windows, and also support for GCC 13 and Clang 15.0.0. Furthermore, we aligned our header names to their standards counterparts so porting from standard C++ to HPX is now easier. Last but not least, and by adhering to popular demand, we started adding migration guides for people interested in moving their codes away from other, commonplace parallelization frameworks like OpenMP and MPI. We have also continued to improve our documentation, please have a look here.

If you have any questions, comments, or exploits to report you can reach us on IRC or Matrix (#ste||ar on or email us at hpx-users. We depend on your input!

You can download the release from our releases page or check out the v1.9.1 tag using git. A full list of changes can be found in the release notes.

HPX is a general-purpose parallel C++ runtime system for applications of any scale. It implements all of the related facilities as defined by the C++20 Standard. As of this writing, HPX provides the only widely available open-source implementation of the new C++17, C++20, and C++23 parallel algorithms, including a full set of parallel range-based algorithms. Additionally, HPX implements functionalities proposed as part of the ongoing C++ standardization process, such as large parts of the features related parallelism and concurrency as specified by the upcoming C++23 Standard, the C++ Concurrency TS, Parallelism TS V2, data-parallel algorithms, executors, and many more. It also extends the existing C++ Standard APIs to the distributed case (e.g., compute clusters) and for heterogeneous systems (e.g., GPUs).

HPX seamlessly enables a new Asynchronous C++ Standard Programming Model that tends to improve the parallel efficiency of our applications and helps reducing complexities usually associated with parallelism and concurrency.


PVS-Studio 7.25: support for latest versions of Qt Creator, Rider, and more

PVS-Studio 7.25 has been released. In this version, we implemented the support of Qt Creator 10 and Rider 2022.2.3 (and higher), updated the libraries used by the analyzer, enhanced the documentation — and that's not all!

PVS-Studio 7.25: support for latest versions of Qt Creator, Rider, and more

by Nikita Lipilin

From the article:

When checking C++ projects that use MSBuild, PVS-Studio did not use the full power of Intel's 12th generation processors (for example, i7-12700, i9-12900). Apparently, the analysis processes were running only on energy-saving cores, while the rest remained idle. In the new version of PVS-Studio, the error has been fixed. Now the analyzer fully loads the processors and works much faster.