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[Frama-c-discuss] Unable to work with large projects

  • Subject: [Frama-c-discuss] Unable to work with large projects
  • From: armand.puccetti at (PUCCETTI Armand)
  • Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2009 13:44:47 +0200
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Hi Alex,

(1) yes, this is possible provided you write your own main function
or take it from some other application that makes use of the library
(might be a test stub for instance). Make sure that your code is
relatively complete and watch the log files for messages of the form
"No code for function...".
Using -main is obviously preciser than using -lib-entry (see Valviewer

(2) Frama-C does indeed not process entire directories. This would be
a risky thing as you might also manipulate the source files and/or
create temporary source files. It is preferable to list precisely 
all source files that you wish to be analysed. 
Maybe write a small shell script, with

SRC = (... source files ...)

and hand them to the analyser like

$ frama-c -main <your main> $SRC <other options>


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> Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2009 17:14:39 +0100
> From: Alexandre Constantino <alexandre.constantino at>
> Subject: [Frama-c-discuss] Unable to work with large projects
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> Hello,
> I'm trying to use Frama-C on a large software project, but I'm not having much luck.
> The problem seems to be twofold: (1) it's a large project with lots of directories and (2) it is a library.
> Regarding (2), it's possible to work around this issue by using the -lib-entry flag. But the ideal solution would to set the main() function of an application that uses that library and Frama-C to process the library as well... is this possible?
> But as for (1), Frama-C seems to work with files, not being able to process directories recursively... and these are way too many URIs (path + filename) to pass in the command line.
> Is there any way to solve this?
> For example purposes, you can check this library:
> Thank you for any help.
> Best regards,
> Alexandre