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Writing Analyzers

To write an OFRAK Analyzer, a contributor needs to:

  1. Create a class that inherits from ofrak.component.component_analyzer.Analyzer with a defined ofrak.model.component_model.CC and ofrak.component.component_analyzer.AnalyzerReturnType;
  2. Implement the targets and outputs to indicate what resource tags the analyzer targets and what attributes it returns (the idiomatic OFRAK way to do this is to use a field);
  3. Implement the analyze method such that it performs analysis and returns the defined AnalyzerReturnType.

The following is an example of a fully-implemented OFRAK Analyzer.

from dataclasses import dataclass

from ofrak.component.analyzer import Analyzer
from ofrak.model.resource_model import ResourceAttributes
from ofrak.resource import Resource
from ofrak.resource_view import ResourceView

class Foo(ResourceView):

class FooBar(ResourceAttributes):
    foobar: str

class FooAnalyzer(Analyzer[None, FooBar]):
    targets = (Foo,)
    outputs = FooBar

    async def analyze(self, resource: Resource, config=None) -> FooBar:
        return FooBar("foobar!")

Testing Analyzers

test_ofrak.unit.analyzer.analyzer_test_case.AnalyzerTests provides a suite of test cases that can be used to test implemented OFRAK Analyzers.

To use this test suite, a contributor should create a file, e.g., which should include the following:

  1. An implementation of a subclass of AnalyzerTestCase which contains assets needed for the test: in addition to the analyzer type and expected analyzer return type, this often includes the bytes needed to create the resource. For example, FooAnalyzerTestCase.
  2. A subclass of PopulatedAnalyzerTestCase for the given analyzer. For example, PopulatedFooAnalyzerTestCase.
  3. A parametrized fixture titled test_case which returns the populated test cases.
  4. A subclass of AnalyzerTests, i.e. TestFooAnalyzer.

See the following for an example:

from dataclasses import dataclass

import pytest

from ofrak import OFRAKContext
from ofrak.resource import Resource
from test_ofrak.unit.analyzer.analyzer_test_case import (

class FooAnalyzerTestCase(AnalyzerTestCase):
    resource_contents: bytes

class PopulatedFooAnalyzerTestCase(PopulatedAnalyzerTestCase, FooAnalyzerTestCase):
    ofrak_context: OFRAKContext
    resource: Resource

    def get_analyzer(self):
        return self.ofrak_context.component_locator.get_by_type(self.analyzer_type)

        FooAnalyzerTestCase(FooAnalyzer, (FooBar("foobar!"),), b"Hello world\n")
async def test_case(
    request, ofrak_context: OFRAKContext, test_id: str
) -> PopulatedFooAnalyzerTestCase:
    test_case: FooAnalyzerTestCase = request.param
    resource = await ofrak_context.create_root_resource(test_id, test_case.resource_contents)
    return PopulatedFooAnalyzerTestCase(

class TestFooAnalyzer(AnalyzerTests):

When pytest runs this file, it will run all of the tests in AnalyzerTests with the input provided from the parameterized test_case fixture in this file.

See test_ofrak.unit.analyzer.test_magic_analyzer for another example.