View Full Version : Function Point Analysis (Sigh...)

Pete Bassett
02-05-2001, 06:36 AM
Hi all.

Could anyone point me in the direction of a app which will count functions in C++?

The project my company is working on is about to be picked up by a major player and they want to have some basic function point specs on the code. I've written a system to parse the VB code we have but I dont even want to think about doing it for C++.

Basically, all I need is an app that I can point at a directory and it will give me some nice stats on the CPP files in that diectory.

Any ideas?


02-05-2001, 09:13 AM
Are you looking for something like a text parser that will just hunt and tag functions within .cpp and .h files?

I would suggest a simple pattern-matching routine, and in this case, I'd hide my head in shame and use MFC's CString. http://www.opengl.org/discussion_boards/ubb/eek.gif

void myFunction( myArgs ) { ... }

could be matched to %a1%s1(%a2){%s2...

If I misunderstood the question, sorry...

[This message has been edited by lpVoid (edited 02-05-2001).]

02-05-2001, 09:28 AM
Just remembered something....

JavaDoc is a util for documenting Java code in the way i believe you are describing. You might want to check out the documentation for that tool and just port it to C/C++.

Also, the Visual Studio 7 pre-beta ships with a utility that generates function documentation of source code. The nicest thing about this one is that it generates XML output. I think it was developed with C# in mind ( yuck again ), but the similarities of the two languages should make the transition easy.


[This message has been edited by lpVoid (edited 02-05-2001).]