Dependency analyzer for C/C++ projects
cppdep performs dependency analysis among components/packages/package groups of a large C/C++ project. This is a rewrite of dep_utils(adep/cdep/ldep), which is provided by John Lakos’ book “Large-Scale C++ Software Design”, Addison Wesley (1996).
Indirect extern declarations of global variables or functions instead of including the proper component header with the declarations.
Embedded dynamic dependencies, such as dynamic loading and configurable internal services.
Preprocessing or macro expansion is not performed. Dependency inclusion via preprocessor meta-programming is not handled.
Dependency exclusion with C style multi-line comments or macros is not respected.
Python 2.7 or 3.4+
The dependencies can be installed with pip.
$ sudo pip install -r requirements.txt
From the source:
$ ./setup.py install
The latest stable release from PyPi:
$ pip install cppdep
Create a configuration file that describes the project for analysis. config_schema.yml is given for guidance.
In the root directory of the project with the configuration file, run the following command to generate dependency analysis reports and graphs.
$ cppdep -c /path/to/config/file
More documentation and example configurations can be found in project wiki.
John Lakos for inventing the analysis and providing dep_utils.
Zhichang Yu for rewriting dep_utils into Python.
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