[cfe-dev] Implement Checker with LibTooling

Thien Tran via cfe-dev cfe-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Aug 25 00:44:05 PDT 2020

Thank you for your response,
Therefore I think it's better to implement my tool to Clang Checker.

Thank you again for information!

Best regards,
Thien Tran.

On Mon, 24 Aug 2020 at 19:01, Artem Dergachev <noqnoqneo at gmail.com> wrote:

> Static Analyzer's CheckerContext is a temporary entity that only makes
> sense during path-sensitive analysis. libTooling doesn't conduct
> path-sensitive analysis for you; in order to obtain CheckerContext you'll
> need to instantiate the entire Static Analyzer. Clang-Tidy is an example of
> a tool that does that but that isn't supposed to be easy.
> Generally, you most likely don't want to use path-sensitive analysis for
> anything other than bug-finding because it doesn't tell you anything except
> "there *exists* an execution path through your code that satisfies certain
> criteria";  in particular, it can't be used for proving absence of such
> path in your code. And you definitely shouldn't try to build a tool that
> only runs one checker in isolation; Static Analyzer's checker depend on
> each other for correctness. For these reasons what you're doing probably
> doesn't make sense and you'll have better luck either writing a new Static
> Analyzer checker without creating a separate tool, or create a separate
> tool without trying to use CheckerContext.
> On 8/21/20 6:33 AM, Thien Tran via cfe-dev wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm writing a C/C++ static analysis tool with LibTooling. The program
> walks through the source code and searches for custom criterias. The
> program works well but I still don't know how to implement Clang Checker
> into LibTooling.
> I'm reading the instruction "CLANG STATIC ANALYZER - A Checker Developer’s
> Guide". Please tell me how to know/get the current CheckerContext in a
> location of source code.
> Thank you!
> ----------------
> Best regards,
> Thien Tran.
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