Posts Tagged ‘Code Smells’

  • Static analysis for Ruby/Python

    on Jun 29, 09 • by Denis Sidorov • with 13 Comments

    As a developer of static analysis tool for mainstream statically-typed languages, like C++ and Java, I was wondering for quite a while about how well static analysis applies to dynamically-typed languages, like Ruby and Python. And recently, I have come across this interesting project on GitHub: Reek – Code smell detector for Ruby. Well, I suppose that’s just a fancy way to name a static analysis tool. What can Reek detect? It does not do heavyweight data/control flow analysis, so the list is not very exciting: Code Duplication – AFAIU, it’s not very accurate, ’cause

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