[Python-Dev] Coverity Scan Spotlight Python

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Fri Aug 30 00:46:58 CEST 2013

On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:10:27 +0200
Christian Heimes <christian at python.org> wrote:
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> Hello,
> Coverity has published its "Coverity Scan Spotlight Python" a couple
> of hours ago. It features a summary of Python's ecosystem, an
> interview with me about Python core development and a defect report.
> The report is awesome. We have reached a defect density of .005
> defects per 1,000 lines of code.

What is a defect? Isn't it a bit weird to keep having a non-zero defect
density, if those defects are identified?

(or, if those defects are not bugs, what is the metric supposed to



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