Using SAL Annotations to Reduce C/C++ Code Defects
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SAL is the Microsoft source code annotation language. By using source code annotations, you can make the intent behind your code explicit. These annotations also enable automated static analysis tools to analyze your code more accurately, with significantly fewer false positives and false negatives.
The articles in this section of the documentation discuss aspects of SAL, provide reference for SAL syntax, and give examples of its use.
Provides information and examples that show the core SAL annotations.
Lists the SAL annotations for functions and function parameters.
Lists the SAL annotations for functions and function behavior.
Lists the SAL annotations for structures and classes.
Explains how to use SAL annotations with lock mechanisms.
Lists the SAL annotations that specify the condition or scope (placement) of other SAL annotations.
Lists the intrinsic SAL annotations.
Provides examples that show how to use SAL annotations. Also explains common pitfalls.