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[Frama-c-discuss] Frama-C: Detecting unreachable code?

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:52 AM, Nicky Williams <nicky.williams at>wrote:

>  Of course, static analysis can only detect unreachable code.
> To be sure that THERE IS NO unreachable code you need to do path testing,
> eg. with the pathcrawler plugin (and to achieve full coverage with no
> timeouts).

There are conditions in which the value analysis plug-in is complete as
well as sound. In these conditions, it guarantees that code is unreachable
and that code is reachable.

The following study was made using it under these conditions: . In fact the first part of
this very competition was to tell which assertions were reachable and which
were unreachable.

The conditions under which the value analysis is complete as well as sound
will be much easier to express in the next release (to occur at an
unspecified date). I may even go as far as documenting them someday after
the unspecified date of the new release.
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