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From "Owen O'Malley" <o...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: code checker
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 20:20:53 GMT

On Apr 5, 2006, at 12:07 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:

> The issue of unused variables and imports has come up for Hadoop. 
> Different folks use different development environments, not all of 
> which warn about the same things.  Perhaps if we integrated a code 
> checker into Hadoop's build process then we could more easily 
> guarantee that commits are not made that contain such things.
> The PMD project includes an Ant task that implements code checking:

Code checkers are good. The last time I used them, findBugs 
(http://findbugs.sourceforge.net/) was better than PMD in terms of both 
finding "real" things and a lower false positive rate.

-- Owen

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