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Re^2: Analyzing large Perl code base.

by spurperl (Priest)
on Apr 15, 2005 at 15:03 UTC ( #448205=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Analyzing large Perl code base.
in thread Analyzing large Perl code base.

I don't think that this can be a reliable code-analysis tool in the general case. Too many programs contain complex initialization routines that use a lot of code and make coverage output not very useful.

At times enabling or disabling something during a text will only differ in a small, barely invisible routine call when looking at the coverage logs.

Using coverage for analysis has its merits, but it requires some a-priori acquintance with the code.


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Re^3: Analyzing large Perl code base.
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Apr 15, 2005 at 15:59 UTC
    At times enabling or disabling something during a text will only differ in a small, barely invisible routine call when looking at the coverage logs.

    Luckily for us we have these wonderful computer thingies which are terribly good at looking through large chunks of data for differences :-)

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