This release includes new features, as well as enhancements to the existing functionality.
Integration with Development Testing Platform
The latest release of C++test features integration with Parasoft Development Testing Platform (DTP) that builds on Parasoft’s innovative approach to continuously improving software quality processes. It helps you optimize development processes by aggregating and analyzing local analysis results and converting them into actionable findings that can be imported to your IDE. Test configurations that are stored in DTP can be shared across the team to help you enforce your organization's coding policy*.
See Connecting to Development Testing Platform for more information.
Enhancements to Static Analysis
In this release, we've added new rules following the CERT C Coding Standard, as well as modern C++ standards (C++11, C++14, and C++17), see New Code Analysis Rules. The CERT C rules have been added to the CERT C Coding Standard built-in test configuration; see Updated CERT C Configuration for information about the mapping.
Additionally, stability and accuracy of results reported by Static Analysis and FlowAnalysis have been improved; see Updated Code Analysis Rules for the list of rules that have been modified in terms of accuracy of results or documentation changes.
The RuleWizard Module has been extended with the following nodes and properties:
- C/C++ Nodes> Expressions> Miscellaneous> Lambda node
- C/C++ Nodes> General> Lambda Capture node
- HasDefaultValue property (true for routine parameter with default value)
See RuleWizard 10.3.2 User's Guide for more details.
Collecting Call Coverage
The coverage functionality has been extended to collect information about the number of defined function or method calls were executed at program runtime, see Reviewing Coverage Information.
Other changes and enhancements
- The new "Code parsing problems" option allows you to better customize how Static Analysis is performed when analyzing files with parse errors. This option has replaced the "Analyze files with parse errors" option from C++test 9.6. See Static Tab Settings - Defining How Static Analysis is Performed.
- If you use the command line mode, you can enable sending results to DTP with the
-publish option, which in C++test 9.x was used to report results to Team Server. In C++test 10.x, publishing results to Team Server can be enabled with the
- C++test has been enhanced with the new CPPTEST_ENGINE_EXTRA_ARGS option that allows you to customize advanced Static Analysis settings, such as source file encoding or the memory size; see Configuring Advanced Options.
- Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 are no longer supported.
New Code Analysis Rules
|BD-PB-BYTEORD||Use the correct byte ordering when transferring data between systems|
|BD-PB-INVENV||Do not rely on an environment pointer following an operation that may invalidate it|
|BD-PB-PUTENV||Donotcallputenv() with a pointer to an automatic variable as the argument|
|BD-SECURITY-RAND||Properly seed pseudorandom number generators|
|BD-TRS-ARG||Declare objects shared between POSIX threads with appropriate storage durations|
|BD-TRS-BITLOCK||Use locks to prevent race conditions when modifying bit fields|
|BD-TRS-DSTRLOCK||Do not destroy another thread's mutex|
|BD-TRS-FORKFILE||Avoid race conditions when using fork and file descriptors|
|BD-TRS-REVLOCK||Do not release a lock that has not been acquired|
|BD-TRS-SYMLINK||Avoid race conditions while checking for the existence of a symbolic link|
|CODSTA-127_b||A conversion should not be performed between a pointer to object type and an integer type other than 'uintptr_t' or 'intptr_t'|
|CODSTA-150_c||Avoid side effects in arguments to unsafe macros|
|CODSTA-187_a||Cast characters to unsigned char before assignment to larger integer sizes|
|CODSTA-187_b||An expression of the 'signed char' type should not be used as an array index|
|CODSTA-187_c||Cast characters to unsigned char before converting to larger integer sizes|
|CODSTA-188||Do not confuse narrow and wide character strings and functions|
|CODSTA-189||Do not add or subtract a scaled integer to a pointer|
|CODSTA-190||Do not use object representations to compare floating-point values|
|CODSTA-MCPP-10_a||Prefer const iterators to iterators|
|CODSTA-MCPP-13||Use std::move() on rvalue references and std::forward() on forwarding references|
|CODSTA-MCPP-15_a||Avoid default capture modes|
|CODSTA-MCPP-15_b||Use the 'this' pointer explicitly in lambdas with default by-reference capture|
|CODSTA-MCPP-16_a||Prefer smart pointer members over raw pointer members|
|CODSTA-MCPP-16_b||Prefer smart pointers over raw pointers for arrays or STL containers|
|CODSTA-MCPP-16_c||Prefer 'std::make_shared' to the direct use of new|
|CODSTA-MCPP-16_d||Prefer to use std::unique_ptr instead of std::auto_ptr|
|CODSTA-MCPP-17||Never return lambdas that capture local objects by reference|
|CODSTA-MCPP-18_a||Avoid unnecessary default capture modes in lambda expressions |
|CODSTA-MCPP-18_b||Avoid unnecessary lambda captures|
|GLOBAL-CONDMUTEXVAR||Do not use more than one mutex for concurrent waiting operations on a condition variable|
|SECURITY-02_b||Do not use the rand() function for generating pseudorandom numbers|
|SECURITY-43||The function 'pthread_setcanceltype()' should not be called with 'PTHREAD_CANCEL_ASYNCHRONOUS' argument|
|SECURITY-44||Observe correct revocation order while relinquishing privileges|
|SECURITY-45||Ensure that privilege relinquishment is successful|
|SECURITY-46||A pointer to a structure should not be passed to a function that can copy data to the user space|
|SECURITY-47||Use correct integer precisions when checking the right-hand operand of the shift operator|
|SECURITY-48||Do not call system()|
Updated Code Analysis Rules
The verbose mode has been added for the BD-PB-ZERO rule.
Severity levels for MISRA C 2012 rules have been updated:
- Mandatory → Severity 1
- Required → Severity 2
- Advisory → Severity 4
The following rules have been modified:
- BD-PB-ARRAY, BD-PB-ERRNO, BD-PB-EXCEPT, BD-PB-INTOVERF, BD-PB-NOTINIT, BD-PB-NZTS, BD-PB-SWITCH, BD-TRS-TSHL
- CODSTA-144*,CODSTA-145*,CODSTA-150*, CODSTA-150_b*, CODSTA-161_a, CODSTA-CPP-04, CODSTA-CPP-28, CODSTA-CPP-53
- INIT-06, INIT-07, INIT-15
- JSF-071_b, JSF-118, JSF-174_b, JSF-177_b, JSF-180_f, JSF-180_g, JSF-209_b
- MISRA-043_c, MISRA-043_d, MISRA-107_b, MISRA2004-6_3_b, MISRA2004-16_7, MISRA2008-7_1_1, MISRA2008-7_1_2_a, MISRA2012-DIR-4_1_a, MISRA2012-DIR-4_6_b, MISRA2012-RULE-8_13_a, MISRA2012RULE-10_1_a, MISRA2012-RULE-12_4_a*, MISRA2012-RULE-14_3_zd, MISRA2012-RULE-18_1_a
- SECURITY-10, SECURITY-12*, SECURITY-25
* documentation changes
Updated CERT C Configuration
The CERT C Coding Standard built-in test configuration has been updated with new Parasoft rules according to the following rule mapping:
|CERT-PRE31-C||CODSTA-150, CODSTA-150_b, CODSTA-150_c|
|CERT-STR31-C||BD-PB-ARRAY, BD-PB-OVERFWR, BD-SECURITY-BUFWRITE, BD-SECURITY-OVERFWR, SECURITY-12|
|CERT-STR34-C||CODSTA-187_a, CODSTA-187_b, CODSTA-187_c|
Fixed PRs and FRs
|CPP-36398||Problem with matching function definition with its declaration when using Eigen library|
|CPP-36530||/STACK option being ignored by C++test (VS 2010)|
|CPP-36850||Add support for C++11 inarmcc5.06|
|CPP-36861||Support for Renesas RX 2.05 C/C++ compiler (renrx_2_5)|
|CPP-36892||The rule MISRA-107_b reports false positives when pointer is assigned and checked in the same line|
|CPP-36896||Support for GNU GCC 6 (native/host-based compiler)|
|CPP-36965||CODSTA-CPP-53 false positive, "Declare local variable 'x' as const"|
|CPP-36966||OOP-01 (Sutter Rule 54) false positive: "Base class copy constructor should be protected or public with smart pointer as parameter"|
|CPP-36967||CODSTA-CPP-28 (Sutter Rule 27) false positive: "When binary arithmetic operators are defined, assignment versions should be provided too"|
|CPP-37009||Rule INIT-06 reports violation even if member is initialized directly in class [C++11]|
|CPP-37011||The rule MISRA2004-6_3_b (MISRA2012-DIR-4_6_b, JSF-209_b) does not report violation when implicit signed/unsigned type is used|
|CPP-37018||The rule CODSTA-CPP-04 should not report violations on move constructors [C++11]|
|CPP-37019||Segmentation fault when using cwc.bin|
|CPP-37021||The rule MISRA2004-16_7 (MISRA2012-RULE-8_13_a) reports false positives|
|CPP-37022||QA: Suppression comment is garbled when the multibyte character is used to suppression comment|
|CPP-37023||[VS2015] Parse problem with _Buffer_descriptor() restrict(amp,cpu)|
|CPP-37782||Source paths not correctly scanned inBDFfile|
* Parasoft Concerto (4.9.4 and later) is now deprecated. You can still connect to the Project Center and Team Server modules, but future releases of C++test will replaceConterto-related workflows with DTP workflows.