Caveat

Caveat is a purely static analysis tool for the C language, devoted to embedded applications. Caveat (http://www-list.cea.fr/labos/gb/LSL/caveat/index.html) was developed by the Research Centre of CEA (French Nuclear Energy Agency). It contains a predicates language, a VC generator, and a proof tool to discharge them. For each function, the tool computes a weakest precondition based on some pre- and post-conditions. The advantage of the Hoare method is to give an exact result of the possibility of such errors occurring. The drawback is that it is sometimes necessary to provide loop invariants as well as hypotheses and additional information manually for trying to prove the presence or absence of errors. This makes the process interactive but allows you to understand the errors origins. Caveat is used by Airbus Industries.

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