[cfe-users] How to get more useful chain of reasoning from scan-build?

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Sat Jul 4 08:52:25 PDT 2015

Many times when I run scan-build on my code, it reports out something like:

assimp/code/BoostWorkaround/boost/shared_ptr.hpp:135:13: warning: Called C++ object pointer is null
                ctr = ptr?r.ctr->incref():NULL;
(see <https://travis-ci.org/LegalizeAdulthood/assimp/jobs/69545097>)

But when I look at my code, I don't understand why this could be the case.
If scan-build would tell me the line of reasoning that led to this conclusion,
then I would understand the problem better.  I've tried adding additional -v
arguments to my scan-build invocation, but that just seems to give me a ton
of debug spew and doesn't help me understand the problem any better.

If you're familiar with the output of Coverity, it gives a very specific line
of reasoning for each problem reported, allowing you to understand exactly
how the problem might occur.

How can I get something similar from scan-build?
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