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Target and Compiler

Target processor type, compiler behavior

To match your run-time environment, specify the target and compiler options. The analysis uses these options to determine variable sizes, language extensions and compiler-specific behavior. If you still get compilation errors, you can work around specific errors with options from the Macros and Environment Settings category.

Analysis Options

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Source code language (-lang)Specify language of source files
C standard version (-c-version)Specify C language standard followed in source code
C++ standard version (-cpp-version)Specify C++ language standard followed in source code


Compiler (-compiler)Specify the compiler that you use to build your source code
Target processor type (-target)Specify size of data types and endianness by selecting a predefined target processor
Generic target optionsSpecify size of data types and endianness by creating your own target processor


Management of size_t (-size-t-type-is)Specify the underlying data type of size_t
Management of wchar_t (-wchar-t-type-is)Specify the underlying data type of wchar_t
Block char16/32_t types (-no-uliterals)Disable Polyspace definitions for char16_t or char32_t
Sfr type support (-sfr-types)Specify sizes of sfr types for code developed with Keil or IAR compilers
Pack alignment value (-pack-alignment-value)Specify default structure packing alignment for code developed in Visual C++
Ignore pragma pack directives (-ignore-pragma-pack)Ignore #pragma pack directives
Division round down (-div-round-down)Round down quotients from division or modulus of negative numbers instead of rounding up
Enum type definition (-enum-type-definition)Specify how to represent an enum with a base type
Signed right shift (-logical-signed-right-shift)Specify how to treat the sign bit for logical right shifts on signed variables


Getting Started

Specify Polyspace Analysis Options

Specify Polyspace® analysis options in Polyspace user interface, other IDE-s or scripts.

Emulating Your Compiler

Specify Target Environment and Compiler Behavior

Learn the workflow for specifying Target & Compiler options.

Requirements for Project Creation from Build Systems

Learn why automatic Polyspace project creation might not work for your build system and how to work around some of the causes.

Provide Standard Library Headers for Polyspace Analysis

Find paths to C or C++ standard library headers from your compiler and specify the paths in your Polyspace project.

Language Standards and Extensions

C/C++ Language Standard Used in Polyspace Analysis

See supported language standards and the default standard used in Polyspace analysis.

Supported Keil or IAR Language Extensions

Find which Keil or IAR-specific extensions of the C language standard are supported for verification.