Source navigator roadmap, features list, etc.?

Ben Elliston bje@redhat.com
Thu Sep 28 17:28:00 GMT 2000


   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.

Or worse, the function pointer could be determined by address arithmetic.
As you say, there's only so much that can be done statically.

Ben



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