To speed up local analysis, the TICS Client locally caches useful data that can be reused in later runs. This ensures that data that will not have changed between client runs will not be unnecessarily recalculated, so that analysis can be done as fast as possible.
Dependent on the type of operating system that is used, the TICS cache resides in a different location:
The TICS Client can reuse data for a give metric from the cache if the following conditions are valid since the last time the TICS Client was run on a file:
Some extra requirements are present for metrics that do an analysis where the results can also depend on the contents of different source files. These metrics are Abstract Interpretation, Security and Code Duplication. For these metrics, the following extra conditions hold:
Analogous to the TICSQServer configuration option
PROJECTS.yaml, the TICS Client also makes use of an
intermediate directory for Coverity.
This intermediate directory is also created in the TICS cache directory, to make
it easier to reuse local Coverity results between TICS Client runs.