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PVS-Studio challenge: can you spot an error in C++ code?

PVS-Studio team made an entertaining quiz for you. Try to quickly find a bug in a code fragment. If you spot an error - click on it.

Challenge: can you spot an error in C++ code?

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

You'll see ten code fragments. If you manage to find an error in under 1 minute, you score one point. The 1-minute limit is made on purpose. Otherwise you'll definitely find all errors — code fragments are short. Anyway, treat this quiz as a game, and not as a real test of your programming skills smile

PVS-Studio 7.19: C++ analyzer now works better with QNX compilers and Unreal Engine 5

Recently, we have released a new PVS-Studio version — 7.19. In this note, we'll tell you about new features in the analyzer, the enhanced documentation, as well as what to read and... what to play.

PVS-Studio 7.19: what's new?

by Sergey Vasiliev

From the article:

Now, you can use PVS-Studio to analyze projects on Unreal Engine 5. For the most part, projects on UE 5 are analyzed in the same way as projects on UE 4. The difference is described in the documentation.

What's new in PVS-Studio in 2021?

2021 is coming to an end, which means it's time to sum up the year! Today we'll tell you about the new features we added to PVS-Studio in the past year. Buckle up and let's go!

What's new in PVS-Studio in 2021?

by Maxim Stefanov, Oleg Lisiy, Sergey Vasiliev

From the article:

PVS-Studio has plugins for various JetBrains IDEs: Rider, IntelliJ IDEA. Somehow we missed another popular IDE — CLion. Our clients expressed an increasing interest in this feature. Moreover, the PVS-Studio plugin for CLion as a cross-platform IDE would make it possible to work comfortably with the C++ analyzer regardless of the environment in which the developer works: on Windows, Linux or macOS.

PVS-Studio: Top 10 bugs found in C++ projects in 2021

It's freezing outside, everyone has already decorated the Christmas tree and bought tangerines. New Year is coming! So, it's time to meet the Top 10 interesting bugs found by the PVS-Studio C++ analyzer in 2021.

Top 10 bugs found in C++ projects in 2021

by Vladislav Stolyarov

From the article:

Let's talk about... HTML! PVS-Studio provides diagnostics that don't just check code – they also look for abnormalities in string literals. The code above triggered one of these diagnostics. Such cases are quite rare. That's why, this one is so intriguing. Someone intended to create one list but added two tags that open this list instead of one. This is clearly a typo. The first tag must open the list, and the second one must close it.

PVS-Studio 7.16, expanding the horizons: MISRA C, Visual Studio 2022, .NET 6

This is the latest release of PVS-Studio in 2021. With it, the PVS-Studio team accomplishes several important goals. Now, PVS-Studio supports Visual Studio 2022 (.NET 6, C# 10.0). We implemented all diagnostics categorized as Mandatory in MISRA C.

PVS-Studio 7.16, expanding the horizons: MISRA C, Visual Studio 2022, .NET 6

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

PVS-Studio supports 80% of the MISRA C standard for safety and security. The tool fully covers the warnings categorized as Mandatory and most of the warnings from the Required category.

Detecting errors in the LLVM release 13.0.0

Commercial static analyzers perform deeper and fuller code analysis compared to compilers. Let's see what PVS-Studio found in the source code of the LLVM 13.0.0 project.

Detecting errors in the LLVM release 13.0.0

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

It makes no sense to write different values one by one to the same variable. This is exactly what the analyzer warns us about. The code author made a typo, forgetting to add '|'. This code should create one 64-bit value from two 32-bit values. The correct code looks as follows: ....

CWE Top 25 2021. What is it, what is it for and how is it useful for static analysis?

For the first time PVS-Studio provided support for the CWE classification in the 6.21 release. It took place on January 15, 2018. Years have passed since then and we would like to tell you about the improvements related to the support of this classification in the latest analyzer version.

CWE Top 25 2021. What is it, what is it for and how is it useful for static analysis?

by Mikhail Gelvih

From the article:

We have been using the CWE classification for PVS-Studio diagnostics for more than three years. Their number increases every year. In 2018, we covered only 94 points on the CWE list. Now it's almost 130. However, this article isn't about the total number of diagnostics. Let's talk about those that are included in the list of the most dangerous diagnostics in 2021. If you want to read the full list, you can get it in the "CWE compliance" section of our documentation.

PVS-Studio 7.14: CLion, intermodular analysis, MISRA

The PVS-Studio team is increasing the number of diagnostics with each new release. Besides, we are improving the analyzer's infrastructure. This time we added the plugin for JetBrains CLion. Moreover, we introduced intermodular analysis of C++ projects and speeded up the C# analyzer core.

PVS-Studio 7.14: intermodular analysis in C++ and plugin for JetBrains CLion

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

As the list below shows, most of the diagnostics that we currently implement are based on the MISRA C standard. We focused on the MISRA C support, and now PVS-Studio covers 60% of the standard. Soon, we plan to cover at least 80%. We also want to introduce the support of coding standards from the MISRA C Compliance.

PVS-Studio for JetBrains CLion: ad astra per aspera

The PVS-Studio analyzer already has plugins for such IDEs from JetBrains as Rider, IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio. Somehow we missed another IDE - CLion. The time has come to make amends!

PVS-Studio for JetBrains CLion: ad astra per aspera

by Evgeniy Ovsyannikov, Sergey Vasiliev

From the article:

Here's an answer to the question that we are discussing - PVS-Studio and CLion collaboration will let us detect more errors at the writing code stage. CLion highlights the errors on the fly, but at the same time is limited in the analysis capabilities. PVS-Studio doesn't highlight errors immediately, but it can perform deeper analysis. Note that PVS-Studio has an incremental analysis – the mode that checks only the changed files.