TICS has support for showing different code types, which allows you to distinguish between different parts of the code being analyzed by TICS and will also allow you to distinguish between these code types in the viewer. Currently, TICS has support for the following code types:
TESTCODE in configuration properties.
EXTERNAL in configuration properties.
GENERATED in configuration properties.
There are various ways to configure these code types. For all the code types,
it is possible to set an
ARCHIVE file that marks parts of your code
base as being a special code type based on its paths. To give an easy example,
you may want to have the following split on your file paths:
/test/ directory is marked as test code.
/external/ directory is marked as external code.
/generated/ directory is marked as generated code.
See the ARCHIVE.txt reference guide
on how to configure different code types within your
Alternatively, it is also possible to do a check on the content of your files
by configuring a
CONTENT filter. For instance, you may want all
your files that start with
/* * <autogenerated> */
to be detected as, and analyzed as, generated code. Then you are able to
configure this by setting a content filter in the
option. For more details, see
the documentation of the FILEFILTERS option.
Finally, it is also possible to exclude regions of generated code from
files that would otherwise be considered production code via the
GENERATED mechanism in
SERVER.yaml. Note that this is
only used to exclude generated regions from analysis; you should not use
it to fully detect generated files. For more information see
the documentation of the GENERATED option.
After a TICS analysis has been done with any settings set to distinguish different types of code within the project, the viewer can then distinguish by code type. For instance, code type can now be used in a filter expression. It will also show up as a possibility to group/filter by in the TICS viewer. For instance, the following example shows code grouped by Test and Production code, where a clear difference is visible in the quality:
CONTENT filters, these changes will not be propagated to the viewer
until your next TICSQServer run with