Limitations of the CUDA Front-End
The FPChecker CUDA fron-end is work-in-progress and has some limitations:
- It doesn’t instrument header files (only source files: .cu, .cpp, .c++, etc.)
- It requires using C++11
- The capabilities to parse macros and commets is good, but not perfect yet.
Passing Strings to the Compiler
Occasionally one must pass quoted strings as compiler arguments. A common example occurs when adding definitions to the compiler command line:
$ clang++ -c file.cpp -DMY_STRING=\"version_0.1\"
which could be used in the program like this:
std::string s(MY_STRING); std::cout << "Program version: " << s << "\n";
FPChecker will fail because the shell will remove the backslashes and FPChecker will
"version_0.1" as opposed to
The solution is to escape both the backslash and the quote like this:
$ clang++ -c file.cpp -DMY_STRING=\\\"version_0.1\\\"