[splint-discuss] File and path names under Windows
wbriscoe at ponle.demon.co.uk
Fri Apr 4 02:30:22 EST 2003
In message <034a01c2fa4e$32253ed0$27cfed89 at sc021077> of Thu, 3 Apr 2003
18:02:06 in , Sid Price <sidprice at softtools.com> writes
>Thanks for the heads-up on HTML, I am using a news reader at a clients
>office and it was set up that way, sorry.
I see your prefixed response is the result of using Outlook Express. The
success of such "free" software suggests there is a need for a new
version of the (ISTR it is Gresham's) law: "Bad money drives out good!".
>The news about spaces in paths is disappointing, these projects are large
>and have many folder names that are both long and/or with spaces. Which
>means that Splint is not going to be adopted.
Splint's big advantage is that source is published. I suggest you use a
debuggger to analyse the behaviour and quantify the difficulty of
constructing a fix.
I came to Splint after many years of using PC-Lint and FlexeLint
(commercial products from http://www.gimpel.com). Originally, I bought
myself and convinced clients to try. They have (or did have) a 30 day
satisfaction offer. I now get the work free as a permanent Beta tester.
With those qualifications, I recommend the product. About a year ago, I
put a lot of work into using splint and concluded that it was too hard
to control to bolt onto old work. It MAY be OK for new work. I find the
concepts in it are really good. You might also look at QAC (no URL to
hand; I don't use it myself.) It costs a lot of money but seems very
good. The products from www.parasoft.com offer 7 day trials, are fairly
expensive and good. PC-Lint/FlexeLint is a coder's tool; the other
commercial products seem more oriented towards a management control
perspective. I am really irritated that I am too stupid to make
effective use of splint; the price is right; the cost is not!
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