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State Dependency deconstructor and mapper for C source code.

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Flowcharts not telling you what you want to know about some C source code? Try a State Dependency map!
Every C source file is an implemention of a state machine. Implicit in the definition of a state machine is a network of dependencies between the states.
The Automalator
* deconstructs the C code into the core state machine
* collates the transactions into the dependency net
* generates a diagram-format file with the states and dependencies as the nodes and edges.


* Perl - tested with versions 5.12.3, 5.14.2 and 5.20.2, Windows, Linux and MAC

* Get the Automalator by downloading the zip, or checking out or exporting the SVN trunk
* copy the source code of interest into "project.c"

* windows - double-click "src2map.bat"
* linux & MAC - navigate the command line to the "project" folder, then run ""

* open "project.gml" file with diagramming software.

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  • visualize C code with diagramming software such as Gephi, YEd, or Tulip.
  • analyze C code programmatically with a database manager such as MS Access
  • expedite code comprehension
  • tighten or refactor an implentation
  • find all the supporting states for a feature
  • simplify the implementation while maintaining boundary behaviour.
  • sample deconstructions of a file from GCC, Linux wireless and Subversion
  • reduce bloat


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Intended Audience

Information Technology, Developers

User Interface

Win32 (MS Windows), Command-line

Programming Language

Perl, C



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