[Chicago] code review tools

Brian Ray bray at sent.com
Tue Jul 24 16:14:52 CEST 2007

On Jul 23, 2007, at 10:30 PM, Tim Ottinger wrote:

> How about pair programming? It's a very nice tool that makes  
> reviews almost transparent. :-)
> Not even 1/2 kidding.

What defines a code review tool.  In Mondrian's case, it could be  
done with parallel programming. But even though you are looking at  
DIFF from a pre-commit (facilitated from Perforce), the review is not  

In the case of simultaneous parallel programming code review, Adium  
could be considered a code review tool.  Not so long ago we used GNU  
Screen to connect a team of people to a single session to do code  
review through VIM or Emacs (its politically correct to mention them  
both, but it was VIM I was really using at the time).

Although, when I first thought of code review, I was thinking of some  
automatic code review like a LINT or analyzer.

It would help if we could define the requirements of the code review  
prior to recommending tools.

Brian Ray
bray at sent.com

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