static on irc.mozilla.org is now the correct irc channel for anything to do with static analysis.
Codecon On Sunday, I will be presenting on Pork at codecon. I have been meaning to attend codecon since the days when P2P was considered cool, was not able to make it until this year. It is a historical milestone for me. Codecon was how people at Mozilla first heard of Elsa, which is now the foundation of all our refactoring tools (it is also inherited baggage I get to maintain).
I adopted Piglet, Dave Mandelin’s de-oinkification project, and imported it into hg. It feels really good to finally be able to do a make -j without disturbing people nearby with surprise explosions of foul language. I plan to move all relevant static analysis tools into piglet. After that I shall finally merge a dozen or so elsa repositories and end up with Pork consisting of elsa/ + piglet/.
Chris Jones is quietly working on making Pork magnitudes more useful to average developers. It’s exciting stuff and I’ll let him announce it when he’s ready. Between his work and David Humphrey’s DXR. I think we are finally going to make it easier to hack on Mozilla for a much wider audience than before.