static analysis

What is static analysis?

static analysis meaning (1) (NBS) Analysis of a program that is performed without executing the program. (2) (IEEE) The process of evaluating a system or component based on its form, structure, content, documentation. Contrast with dynamic analysis. See: code audit, code inspection, code review, code walk-through, design review, symbolic execution.


reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)