|Title||Loopfrog: A Static Analyzer for ANSI-C Programs|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Kroening, D., Sharygina Natasha, Tonetta S., Tsitovich A., and Wintersteiger C.M.|
|Conference Name||The 24th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Conference Location||Auckland, New Zealand|
Practical software verification is dominated by two major classes of techniques. The first is model checking, which provides total precision, but suffers from the state space explosion problem. The second is abstract interpretation, which is usually much less demanding, but often returns a high number of false positives.
We present Loopfrog, a static analyzer that combines the best of both worlds: the precision of model checking and the performance of abstract interpretation. In contrast to traditional static analyzers, it also provides "leaping" counterexamples to aid in the diagnosis of errors.