Once you understand the root cause of a Polyspace® finding, you can fix your code. Otherwise, add comments to your Polyspace results to fix the code later or to justify the result. You can use the comments to keep track of your review progress.
If you add comments to your results file, they carry over to the next analysis on the same project. If you add comments to your code (annotate), they carry over to any subsequent analysis of the code, whether in the same project or not.
Set the Status, Severity, and comment fields in the Result Details pane. The status indicates your response to the Polyspace result. If you do not plan to fix your code in response to a result, assign one of the following statuses:
No Action Planned
Not a Defect
Based on the status, Polyspace considers that you have given due consideration and justified that result (retained the code despite the result).
If you enter code comments or annotations in a specific syntax, the software can read them and populate the Severity, Status, and comment fields in the next analysis of the code. Open your source code in an editor and enter the annotation on the same line as the result.
For the annotation syntax, see Annotate Code and Hide Known or Acceptable Results.
If you do not specify a status in your annotation, Polyspace assumes that you have set a
No Action Planned.