I can give you an example program that analyses
C++ code. It has as input a tags file and a bunch
of C++ code. And it generates a bunch of html files
showing the class hierachy and the complexity off all classes. It does this in three steps:
- It parses the tagsfile to figure out
where to find all the classes and operations in the code,
and to build the class tree. This uses a fair amount
of regular expressions and a couple of functions that recursively walks through a hashes and arrays.
- It scans the c++ source files to figure out how many lines of code there are per operation and class.
The results are later used to sort the classes according
- It transforms the results into html files.
The code has not been optimized, and I think there
probably plenty of stuff to optimize. It has about 20 subs.
It was written when I just started programming in Perl,
so it probably can also be used to show how to improve
style and programming techniques.
You would need to have a fair amount of C++ code to analyse
and access to a ctags program. In addition, the C++ code should not use any namespaces.
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