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Thu Sep 28 13:25:00 GMT 2000
At 08:17 AM 9/28/00 +0100, email@example.com wrote:
>On the subject of bug reporting, I find that SN's inbuilt crash reporting
>doesn't work very well on my Win NT4 workstation - possibly because it has
>Notes e-mail installed which isn't compatible with anything! If you would like
>crash reports to be submitted may I suggest that either a cut & paste
>provided (so that I can e-mail it to you) or an alternative submission
>say an HTTP post be provided.
>On the subject of member functions not being xref'd, I have found that (in C)
>function names used as function pointers (i.e. in call-back
>not xref'd. In fact the only way I can find them is to Grep the entire project
>which takes a number of minutes.
This is actually really hard to do.
We could certainly flag assignments of function pointers, but there is no
good static determination of when a function is actually called
dereferencing a function pointer. This requires runtime analysis. And it
could be wrong; the runtime analysis would have to have a reverse table of
addresses to functions. A debugger could do this while the exe is running.
So the only thing we can do is flag assignments of function pointers and
put it in the database.
Syd Polk firstname.lastname@example.org
Engineering Manager +1 415 777 9810 x 241
Red Hat, Inc.
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