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The IDA Pro Book, 2nd Edition by Chris Eagle

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Chapter 16. The IDA Software Development Kit

Throughout the course of the book, we have used phrases like “IDA does this,” and “IDA does that.” While IDA certainly does an awful lot for us, the intelligence is more correctly attributed to the various modules upon which IDA relies. For example, it is the processor module that makes all of the decisions during the analysis phase, so one could argue that IDA is only as smart as the processor modules on which it relies. Of course, Hex-Rays puts tremendous effort into ensuring that its processor modules are as capable as possible, and for the casual user, IDA neatly hides its modular architecture beneath its user interface.

At some point you may find yourself needing more power than the IDC scripting ...

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