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Re: Google Address Sanitizer

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Google Address Sanitizer
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:26:28 +0100 (CET)

> Google has developed and makes available a tool for C++ developers,
> and I wondered if it might be of interest to the Lilypond devels.
> From the website: "AddressSanitizer (ASan) is a fast memory error
> detector.  It finds use-after-free and out-of-bound bugs in C/C++
> programs."

I haven't used it by myself, but I recently received a bunch of bug
reports for FreeType which have been found by this tool.  At least one
feature makes it unique, AFAIK: it can detect out-of-bounds errors
while accessing static arrays, something valgrind doesn't notice.


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