Tai-e: easy-to-learn/use static analysis framework for Java
What is Tai-e?
Tai-e (Chinese: 太阿; pronunciation: [ˈtaɪə:]) is a new static analysis framework for Java (please see our technical report for details), which features arguably the “best” designs from both the novel ones we proposed and those of classic frameworks such as Soot, WALA, Doop, and SpotBugs. Tai-e is easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, efficient, and highly extensible, allowing you to easily develop new analyses on top of it.
Currently, Tai-e provides the following major analysis components (and more analyses are on the way):
- Powerful pointer analysis framework
- On-the-fly call graph construction
- Various classic and advanced techniques of heap abstraction and context sensitivity for pointer analysis
- Extensible analysis plugin system (allows to conveniently develop and add new analyses that interact with pointer analysis)
- Various fundamental/client/utility analyses
- Fundamental analyses, e.g., reflection analysis and exception analysis
- Modern language feature analyses, e.g., lambda and method reference analysis, invoke dynamic analysis
- Clients, e.g., configurable taint analysis (allowing to configure sources, sinks, and taint transfers)
- Utility tools like analysis timer, constraint checker (for debugging), and various graph dumpers
- Control/Data-flow analysis framework
- Control-flow graph construction
- Classic data-flow analyses, e.g., live variable analysis, constant propagation
- Your data-flow analyses
- A spotBugs-like bug detection system
- Bug detectors, e.g., null pointer detector, incorrect clone() detector
- Your bug detectors
Tai-e is developed in Java, and it can run on major operating systems including Windows, Linux, and macOS.
Install & Use
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