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From Gary Gregory <garydgreg...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: FindBugs project announced as 'dead', blaims code rot and lack of maintainers
Date Sun, 06 Nov 2016 18:00:38 GMT
The whole post is interesting. Sounds like a fork is inevitable. So much
work though...

Gary

On Nov 6, 2016 9:32 AM, "Stian Soiland-Reyes" <stain@apache.org> wrote:

> See
> https://mailman.cs.umd.edu/pipermail/findbugs-discuss/
> 2016-November/004321.html
>
> In particular the author is not happy about the BCEL integration:
>
> > The other major reasons for the FindBugs current bad state:
> >
> > 1) The code is very complex, has "organically grown" over a decade, is
> > not documented and has poor public interfaces. Most of the code consists
> > of the very low level bytecode related stuff, tightly coupled with the
> > ancient BCEL library, which doesn't scale and is not multi-thread safe.
> > No one enjoys maintaining this code, at least not me. I see no future
> > for FindBugs with the BCEL approach, and see no way to get rid of it
> > without investing lot of effort, and without breaking every detector and
> > possibly many 3rd party tools. This is the biggest issue we have with
> > FindBugs today, and most likely the root cause for all the evil. This
> > code can't be fixed, it must be rewritten.
>
> ..but the main problem seems to be lack of maintaners.
>
>
> --
> Stian Soiland-Reyes
> http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9842-9718
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