Is there any gratis tool which checks C code for MISRA compliance?

Standalone static code analysis if acceptable, any platform.

A bonus would be an IDE, plugin (preferably Eclipse, but any gratis IDE will do), or even a compiler, so that I can see MISRA non-compliance as I develop, not just when I remember to run the tool.

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If you are developing Open Source projects then Coverity Scan is available free but if you are developing closed source code then you will have to pay for a licence.

Coverity performs a wide variety of static analysis including MISRA and there are plugins for a number of IDEs.

  • Ppvoted for a good suggestion, even thought it doesn't match my request for gratis. I tried my best, but can't find hio much it costs. Do you know?
    – Mawg
    Sep 19, 2016 at 11:53
  • If you are programming an Open Source project then Coverty Scan is gratis. If not then you have to contact synopsys for a quote. Sep 19, 2016 at 19:49
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    It is also worth noting that you can run Coverity Scan from within appvayor (appveyor.com) which is free for open source, $29/month basic or $59/mo pro. Sep 20, 2016 at 6:27
  • Thanks for the info. I have passed it on & will no doubt hear nothing further from management. Is there any reason why I should switch from Jenkins to AppVeyor? On the one hand, I am always on the lookout for better tools, but otoh I have time invested in Jenkins (which is also gratis for non-FOSS). Just curious.
    – Mawg
    Sep 20, 2016 at 7:57

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