Thursday, September 28, 2006

The future of compilers: right now!

From Software by Rob's post on The Future of Compilers... The part where he talks about logic errors being detected by compilers can probably already be done with xUnit, as we (at work) have NUnit running almost like a compiler, right after the actual compilation, in the build script. That way, if we have a "minus sign in the wrong place", a unit test will catch it, if not prevent it from happening again.

Some software like FxCop (PMD in the Java world) can also help here.

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