Useful tools for C programmers

C file browsing

CScope

CScope prints out the global symbols in C programs and helps to navigate around files.

Cxref

Cxref - C Cross Referencing & Documenting tool is a program that will produce documentation (in LaTeX, HTML, RTF or SGML) including cross-references from C program source code. It has been designed to work with ANSI C, incorporating K&R, and most popular GNU extensions.

Memory errors

Valgrind

Valgrind detects memory errors such as leaks (failing to free memory), use of uninitialized memory areas, or writing to unallocated areas of memory in C programs. It runs on Linux and FreeBSD.

Indent

Indent can reindent the lines of source code in C programs according to various standards.

Exuberant ctags

Exuberent ctags, distributed with Emacs, helps find the definition of functions and symbols.

etags *.c *.h

Find common programming errors

lint is a program available on Unix systems which finds programming errors.

Create header (.h) files from C

CFunctions

CFunctions makes header files (.h files) from C files.

cfunctions -in *.c

Makeheaders

Makeheaders makes header files (.h files) from C files.

Makedepend

Makedepend makes a list of dependencies for a Makefile from your C source code.

makedepend -Y *.c *.h

Cdecl

Cdecl helps to unravel complicated C declarations.

Pastebins

Codepad.org

Codepad.org lets you test short C programs on the web, without a compiler.

Ideone.com

Ideone lets you test short C programs on the web, without a compiler.

Remove preprocessor conditionals

unifdef is a program to remove preprocessor #ifdef statements from a C source file. See also unifdef - selectively remove C preprocessor conditionals.

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