[cfe-dev] proper name for the "Clang Static Analyzer"

steve naroff snaroff at apple.com
Sat Oct 25 10:55:28 PDT 2008

On Oct 25, 2008, at 1:49 PM, Jesper wrote:

>>> Several people have been telling me lately that the "Clang Static
>>> Analyzer" (http://clang.llvm.org/StaticAnalysis.html) needs a proper
>>> name.  I think this would be useful to distinguish the static  
>>> analyzer
>>> from Clang itself.  To some people the name "Clang" represents the
>>> static analyzer, and I don't want that to interfere with the
>>> visibility of the Clang project itself.  I admit that I'm not very
>>> good at all in coming up with such names; any suggestions are  
>>> welcome!
> Clunk.
> A clang is a resonant sound from metal - the Static Analyzer is about
> making sounds that are a little bit "off" and follow them to where
> your code's bad.

Your response made me think of Caco (short for Cacophonous), having a  
harsh or discordant sound.


> /Jesper
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