I am in need of a C parser which I can use to detect violations of a coding standard. Particularly it must be able to be sensitive to comments (the internals of which are important also) and whitespace, over and above the usual need to be sensible about the rest of the language.

In order to be ideal, it should not need the C to be preprocessed first. I am not after a syntax checker, after all - the compiler does that for me. I want to be able to detect things like struct{ where struct { is what we mandate in our coding style. However I also want to detect more complex things such as static functions which lack documentation comments, or functions which are not declared as returntype<strong>newline</strong>functionname(arglist)<strong>newline</strong>{.

I hope someone has a cunning idea…


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