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The Best C++ Static Analysis Tools (Linters/Formatters)

We rank 108 C++ linters, code analyzers, formatters, and more. Find and compare tools like Mega-Linter, Teamscale, cppcheck, and more. Please rate and review tools that you've used. This helps others find the best tools for their projects.

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108 Multi-Language Tools

Mega-Linter

Mega-Linter can handle any type of project thanks to its 70+ embedded Linters, its advanced reporting, runnable on any CI system or locally, with assisted installation and configuration, able to apply formatting and fixes

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 68% upvoted

Teamscale

Static and dynamic analysis tool supporting more than 25 languages and direct IDE integration. Free hosting for Open Source projects available on request. Free academic licenses available.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedserviceMaintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 80% upvoted

cppcheck

Static analysis of C/C++ code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 83% upvoted

Sonatype

Reports known vulnerabilities in common dependencies and recommends updated packages to minimize breaking changes

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 77% upvoted

clang-tidy

Clang-based C++ linter tool with the (limited) ability to fix issues, too.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 90% upvoted

PVS-Studio

A (conditionally free for FOSS and individual developers) static analysis of C, C++, C# and Java code. For advertising purposes you can propose a large FOSS project for analysis by PVS employees. Supports CWE mapping, OWASP ASVS, MISRA, AUTOSAR and SEI CERT coding standards.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 90% upvoted

CodeScene

CodeScene is a quality visualization tool for software. Prioritize technical debt, detect delivery risks, and measure organizational aspects. Fully automated.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 65% upvoted

Frama-C

A sound and extensible static analyzer for C code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 88% upvoted

trunk

Modern repositories include many technologies, each with its own set of linters. With 30+ linters and counting, Trunk makes it dead-simple to identify, install, configure, and run the right linters, static analyzers, and formatters for all your repos.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedformatter
  • 85% upvoted

Coverity

Synopsys Coverity supports 20 languages and over 70 frameworks including Ruby on rails, Scala, PHP, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, Fortran, C, C++, C#, VB.NET.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 65% upvoted

Better Code Hub

Better Code Hub checks your GitHub codebase against 10 engineering guidelines devised by the authority in software quality, Software Improvement Group.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 77% upvoted

DeepCode

DeepCode was acquired by Snyk is now Snyk Code.

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  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedservice
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 61% upvoted

CppDepend

Measure, query and visualize your code and avoid unexpected issues, technical debt and complexity.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 80% upvoted

Infer

A static analyzer for Java, C and Objective-C

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 88% upvoted

Joern

Open-source code analysis platform for C/C++ based on code property graphs

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 93% upvoted

Codacy

Code Analysis to ship Better Code, Faster.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 72% upvoted

Phasar

A LLVM-based static analysis framework which comes with a taint and type state analysis.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

scan-build

Frontend to drive the Clang Static Analyzer built into Clang via a regular build.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 92% upvoted

codeql

Deep code analysis - semantic queries and dataflow for several languages with VSCode plugin support.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • MaintainedserviceMaintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 85% upvoted

CBMC

Bounded model-checker for C programs, user-defined assertions, standard assertions, several coverage metric analyses.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Checkmarx CxSAST

Commercial Static Code Analysis which doesn't require pre-compilation.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 56% upvoted

Axivion Bauhaus Suite

Tracks down error-prone code locations, style violations, cloned or dead code, cyclic dependencies and more for C/C++, C#/.NET, Java and Ada 83/Ada 95.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 73% upvoted

Helix QAC

Enterprise-grade static analysis for embedded software. Supports MISRA, CERT, and AUTOSAR coding standards.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 86% upvoted

Application Inspector

Commercial Static Code Analysis which generates exploits to verify vulnerabilities.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 75% upvoted

CodeSonar from GrammaTech

Advanced, whole program, deep path, static analysis of C, C++, Java and C# with easy-to-understand explanations and code and path visualization.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 70% upvoted

Klocwork

Quality and Security Static analysis for C/C++, Java and C#.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 83% upvoted

PC-lint

Static analysis for C/C++. Runs natively under Windows/Linux/MacOS. Analyzes code for virtually any platform, supporting C11/C18 and C++17.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

vera++

Vera++ is a programmable tool for verification, analysis and transformation of C++ source code.

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedformatter
  • 75% upvoted

Atom-Beautify

Beautify HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Coldfusion, SQL, and more in Atom editor.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedide-plugin
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 64% upvoted

CMetrics

Measures size and complexity for C files.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Codiga

Automated Code Reviews and Technical Debt management platform that supports 12+ languages.

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  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 80% upvoted

Kiuwan

Identify and remediate cyber threats in a blazingly fast, collaborative environment, with seamless integration in your SDLC. Python, C\C++, Java, C#, PHP and more.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

Polyspace Bug Finder

Identifies run-time errors, concurrency issues, security vulnerabilities, and other defects in C and C++ embedded software.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

Svace

Static code analysis tool for Java,C,C++,C#,Go.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

TencentCodeAnalysis

Tencent Cloud Code Analysis (TCA for short, code-named CodeDog inside the company early) is a comprehensive platform for code analysis and issue tracking. TCA consist of three components, server, web and client. It integrates of a number of self-developed tools, and also supports dynamic integration of code analysis tools in various programming languages.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • MaintainedcliMaintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Unibeautify

Universal code beautifier with a GitHub app. Supports HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript, JSX, Vue, C++, Go, Objective-C, Java, Python, PHP, GraphQL, Markdown, and more.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
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  • DeprecatedcliDeprecatedservice
  • Deprecatedformatter
  • 67% upvoted

Sydr

Continuous Hybrid Fuzzing and Dynamic Analysis for Security Development Lifecycle.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • MaintainedlinterMaintainedfuzzer
  • 100% upvoted

cpp-linter-action

A Github Action for linting C/C++ code integrating clang-tidy and clang-format to collect feedback provided in the form of thread comments and/or annotations.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

CScout

Complexity and quality metrics for C and C preprocessor code.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

flint++

Cross-platform, zero-dependency port of flint, a lint program for C++ developed and used at Facebook.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Fortify

A commercial static analysis platform that supports the scanning of C/C++, C#, VB.NET, VB6, ABAP/BSP, ActionScript, Apex, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, VB Script, Cobol, ColdFusion, HTML, Java, JS, JSP, MXML/Flex, Objective-C, PHP, PL/SQL, T-SQL, Python (2.6, 2.7), Ruby (1.9.3), Swift, Scala, VB, and XML.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • 52% upvoted

lizard

Lizard is an extensible Cyclomatic Complexity Analyzer for many programming languages including C/C++ (doesn't require all the header files or Java imports). It also does copy-paste detection (code clone detection/code duplicate detection) and many other forms of static code analysis. Counts lines of code without comments, CCN (cyclomatic complexity number), token count of functions, parameter count of functions.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

parasoft

Automated Software Testing Solutions for unit-, API-, and web UI testing. Complies with MISRA, OWASP, and others.

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  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

pre-commit

A framework for managing and maintaining multi-language pre-commit hooks.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Synopsys

A commercial static analysis platform that allows for scanning of multiple languages (C/C++, Android, C#, Java, JS, PHP, Python, Node.JS, Ruby, Fortran, and Swift).

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 75% upvoted

todocheck

Linter for integrating annotated TODOs with your issue trackers

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

Undebt

Language-independent tool for massive, automatic, programmable refactoring based on simple pattern definitions.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

CASR

Crash Analysis and Severity Report.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 75% upvoted

Valgrind

An instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

AppChecker

Static analysis for C/C++/C#, PHP and Java.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Astrée

Astrée automatically proves the absence of runtime errors and invalid con­current behavior in C/C++ applications. It is sound for floating-point computations, very fast, and exceptionally precise. The analyzer also checks for MISRA/CERT/CWE/Adaptive Autosar coding rules and supports qualification for ISO 26262, DO-178C level A, and other safety standards. Jenkins and Eclipse plugins are available.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

Betterscan CE

Sponsor

Checks your code and infra (various Git repositories supported, cloud stacks, CLI, Web Interface platform, integrationss available) for security and quality issues. Code Scanning/SAST/Linting using many tools/Scanners deduplicated with One Report (AI optional).

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

clazy

Qt-oriented static code analyzer based on the Clang framework. clazy is a compiler plugin which allows clang to understand Qt semantics. You get more than 50 Qt related compiler warnings, ranging from unneeded memory allocations to misusage of API, including fix-its for automatic refactoring.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

cpplint

Automated C++ checker that follows Google's style guide.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

IKOS

A sound static analyzer for C/C++ code based on LLVM.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

LDRA

A tool suite including dynamic analysis and test to various standards can ensure test coverage to 100% op-code, branch & decsion coverage.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 57% upvoted

pfff

Facebook's tools for code analysis, visualizations, or style-preserving source transformation for many languages.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedformatter
  • 60% upvoted

Polyspace Code Prover

Provide code verification that proves the absence of overflow, divide-by-zero, out-of-bounds array access, and certain other run-time errors in C and C++ source code.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 60% upvoted

Security Code Scan

Security code analyzer for C# and VB.NET. Detects various security vulnerability patterns: SQLi, XSS, CSRF, XXE, Open Redirect, etc. Integrates into Visual Studio 2015 and newer. Detects various security vulnerability patterns: SQLi, XSS, CSRF, XXE, Open Redirect, etc.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedide-plugin
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

SonarCloud

SonarCloud enables your team to deliver clean code consistently and efficiently with a code review tool that easily integrates into the cloud DevOps platforms and extend your CI/CD workflow. SonarCloud is free for open source projects.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedservice
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 56% upvoted

Soto Platform

Suite of static analysis tools consisting of the three components Sotoarc (Architecture Analysis), Sotograph (Quality Analysis), and Sotoreport (Quality report). Helps find differences between architecture and implementation, interface violations (e.g. external access of private parts of subsystems, detection of all classes, files, packages and subsystems which are strongly coupled by cyclical relationships and more. The Sotograph product family runs on Windows and Linux.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 100% upvoted

splint

Annotation-assisted static program checker.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 67% upvoted

Veracode

Find flaws in binaries and bytecode without requiring source. Support all major programming languages: Java, .NET, JavaScript, Swift, Objective-C, C, C++ and more.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 57% upvoted

ApplicationInspector

Creates reports of over 400 rule patterns for feature detection (e.g. the use of cryptography or version control in apps).

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

BugProve

Sponsor

BugProve is a firmware analysis platform featuring both static and dynamic analysis techniques to discover memory corruptions, command injections and other classes or common weaknesses in binary code. It also detects vulnerable dependencies, weak cryptographic parameters, misconfigurations, and more.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

CAST Highlight

Commercial Static Code Analysis which runs locally, but uploads the results to its cloud for presentation.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

coala

Language independent framework for creating code analysis - supports over 60 languages by default.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
  • Deprecatedcli
  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Code Intelligence

CI/CD-agnostic DevSecOps platform which combines industry-leading fuzzing engines for finding bugs and visualizing code coverage

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

codeburner

Provides a unified interface to sort and act on the issues it finds.

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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedmeta
  • 0% upvoted

codechecker

A defect database and viewer extension for the Clang Static Analyzer with web GUI.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

CodeFactor

Automated Code Analysis for repos on GitHub or BitBucket.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Corrode

Semi-automatic translation from C to Rust. Could reveal bugs in the original implementation by showing Rust compiler warnings and errors. Superseded by C2Rust.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
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  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

cqmetrics

Quality metrics for C code.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Depends

Analyses the comprehensive dependencies of code elements for Java, C/C++, Ruby.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

ESBMC

ESBMC is an open source, permissively licensed, context-bounded model checker based on satisfiability modulo theories for the verification of single- and multi-threaded C/C++ programs.

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  • 0% upvoted

flawfinder

Finds possible security weaknesses.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Goodcheck

Regexp based customizable linter.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

include-gardener

A multi-language static analyzer for C/C++/Obj-C/Python/Ruby to create a graph (in dot or graphml format) which shows all #include relations of a given set of files.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
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  • Deprecatedformatter
  • 0% upvoted

KLEE

Symbolic virtual machine built on top of the LLVM compiler infrastructure.

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  • 0% upvoted

MATE

A suite of tools for interactive program analysis with a focus on hunting for bugs in C and C++ code. MATE unifies application-specific and low-level vulnerability analysis using code property graphs (CPGs), enabling the discovery of highly application-specific vulnerabilities that depend on both implementation details and the high-level semantics of target C/C++ programs.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
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  • 0% upvoted

oclint

A static source code analysis tool to improve quality and reduce defects for C, C++ and Objective-C.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
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  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

OpenStaticAnalyzer

OpenStaticAnalyzer is a source code analyzer tool, which can perform deep static analysis of the source code of complex systems.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

relint

A static file linter that allows you to write custom rules using regular expressions (RegEx).

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  • MaintainedMulti-Language
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

shipshape

Static program analysis platform that allows custom analyzers to plug in through a common interface.

  • DeprecatedDeprecated
  • DeprecatedMulti-Language
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  • Deprecatedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

Sigrid

Sigrid helps you to improve your software by measuring your system's code quality, and then compares the results against a benchmark of thousands of industry systems to give you concrete advice on areas where you can improve.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

Similarity Tester

A tool that finds similarities between or within files to support you encountering DRY principle violations.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

SourceMeter

Static Code Analysis for C/C++, Java, C#, Python, and RPG III and RPG IV versions (including free-form).

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

StaticReviewer

Static Reviewer executes code checks according to the most relevant Secure Coding Standards, OWASP, CWE, CVE, CVSS, MISRA, CERT, for 40+ programming languages, using 1000+ built-in validation rules for Security, Deadcode & Best Practices Available a module for Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to find vulnerabilities in open source and third party libraries.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

SVF

A static tool that enables scalable and precise interprocedural dependence analysis for C and C++ programs.

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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

TrustInSoft Analyzer

Exhaustive detection of coding errors and their associated security vulnerabilities. This encompasses a sound undefined behavior detection (buffer overflows, out-of-bounds array accesses, null-pointer dereferences, use-after-free, divide-by-zeros, uninitialized memory accesses, signed overflows, invalid pointer arithmetic, etc.), data flow and control flow verification as well as full functional verification of formal specifications. All versions of C up to C18 and C++ up to C++20 are supported. TrustInSoft Analyzer will acquire ISO 26262 qualification in Q2'2023 (TCL3). A MISRA C checker is also bundled.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

TscanCode

A fast and accurate static analysis solution for C/C++, C#, Lua codes provided by Tencent. Using GPLv3 license.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

weggli

A fast and robust semantic search tool for C and C++ codebases. It is designed to help security researchers identify interesting functionality in large codebases.

  • MaintainedMaintained
  • MaintainedMulti-Language
  • Maintainedcli
  • Maintainedlinter
  • 50% upvoted

allocscope

allocscope is a tool for tracking down where the most egregiously large allocations are occurring in a C, C++ or Rust codebase. It is particularly intendend to be useful for developers who want to get a handle on excessive allocations and are working in a large codebase with multiple contributors with allocations occuring in many modules or libraries.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • Maintainedlinter
  • 0% upvoted

bytehound

A memory profiler for Linux. Can be used to analyze memory leaks, see where exactly the memory is being consumed, identify temporary allocations and investigate excessive memory fragmentation.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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  • 0% upvoted

CHAP

Analyzes un-instrumented ELF core files for leaks, memory growth, and corruption. It helps explain memory growth, can identify some forms of corruption, and supplements a debugger by giving the status of various memory locations.

  • MaintainedMaintained
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LLVM/Clang Sanitizers

<ul> <li><a href="https://github.com/google/sanitizers/wiki/AddressSanitizer">AddressSanitizer</a> - A memory error detector for C/C++</li> <li><a href="https://github.com/google/sanitizers/wiki/MemorySanitizer">MemorySanitizer</a> - A detector of uninitialized memory reads in C/C++ programs.</li> <li><a href="https://github.com/google/sanitizers/wiki/ThreadSanitizerCppManual">ThreadSanitizer</a> - A data race detector for C/C++</li> </ul>
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tis-interpreter

An interpreter for finding subtle bugs in programs written in standard C.

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emerge

Emerge is a source code and dependency visualizer that can be used to gather insights about source code structure, metrics, dependencies and complexity of software projects. After scanning the source code of a project it provides you an interactive web interface to explore and analyze your project by using graph structures.

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graudit

Grep rough audit - source code auditing tool.

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HCL AppScan Source

Commercial Static Code Analysis.

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Pronto

Quick automated code review of your changes. Supports more than 40 runners for various languages, including Clang, Elixir, JavaScript, PHP, Ruby and more.

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SonarLint

SonarLint is a free IDE extension available for IntelliJ, VS Code, Visual Studio, and Eclipse, to find and fix coding issues in real-time, flagging issues as you code, just like a spell-checker. More than a linter, it also delivers rich contextual guidance to help developers understand why there is an issue, assess the risk, and educate them on how to fix it.

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XCode

XCode provides a pretty decent UI for Clang's static code analyzer (C/C++, Obj-C).

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Cobra

Structural source code analyzer by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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DevSkim

Regex-based static analysis tool for Visual Studio, VS Code, and Sublime Text - C/C++, C#, PHP, ASP, Python, Ruby, Java, and others.

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LGTM

Find security vulnerabilities, variants, and critical code quality issues using CodeQL queries over source code. Automatic PR code review; free for open source. Formerly semmle. It supports public Git repositories hosted on Bitbucket Cloud, GitHub.com, GitLab.com.

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Understand

Code visualization tool that provides code analysis, standards testing, metrics, graphing, dependency analysis and more for Ada, VHDL, and others.

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Embold

Intelligent software analytics platform that identifies design issues, code issues, duplication and metrics. Supports Java, C, C++, C#, JavaScript, TypeScript, Python, Go, Kotlin and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are C++ tools?

C++ is a general-purpose programming language created by Bjarne Stroustrup as an extension of the C programming language, or "C with Classes". The language has expanded significantly over time, and modern C++ now has object-oriented, generic, and functional features in addition to facilities for low-level memory manipulation. It is almost always implemented as a compiled language, and many vendors provide C++ compilers, including the Free Software Foundation, LLVM, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, and IBM, so it is available on many platforms.

What are the best C++ static analysis tools and linters?

The most popular C++ tools ranked by user votes are: Mega-Linter, Teamscale, cppcheck, Sonatype, clang-tidy.

Which C++ tools are free to use?

Tools with a free plan include trunk, Better Code Hub, Codiga, BugProve, OpenStaticAnalyzer, SourceMeter, Embold. On top of that, there are also a number of open source like Mega-Linter, cppcheck, Sonatype, clang-tidy, Frama-C, trunk, Infer, Joern, Phasar, scan-build.

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