64-bit issues are pretty hard to detect because they are like a timebomb: it may take quite a while before they show up. The PVS-Studio static analyzer makes it easier to find and fix such errors. But we have made even a few more steps forward: we have recently revised with more care the 64-bit diagnostics implemented in our tool, which resulted in changing their distribution among severity levels. In this article, I'm going to tell you about these changes and how it affected the tool handling and bug search. You will also find real-life examples of 64-bit errors.

Link: http://www.viva64.com/en/b/0325/