We have a large part in our code base that was never reviewed and has a lot of flaws. As every tool I know only allows code review by pull request, is there any tool to review an existing code base, so that we can comment on every line?

  • Crucible, from Atlassian.
    – user246
    Oct 3, 2016 at 13:08
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    Not sure who voted this as off-topic, but I think code reviews and code analyses is a core part of quality assurance. Oct 3, 2016 at 15:37

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Crucible (like user246 suggested) seems like a tool which has the functionality you are looking for. I have used it in the past to review commits and not pull requests. I think you can also assign parts of code.

Alternatively you can have a look at the open-source Review Board which supports multiple ways to create reviews, from commits, hooks or even dragging files. There are more alternatives: http://alternativeto.net/software/crucible/

Code quality can also be viewed/measured with a static code analyses tool like SonarQube:

SonarQube: Put your technical debt under control

This might result in which parts might need reviews and or refactoring.

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