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Old 8th May 2008
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Originally Posted by corey_james View Post
How many of you c programmers use lint? I've only recently discovered it and my work doesn't and REALLY needs to use it .... our code is horrible haha

For those who don't know what it is, check it out here
Is lint still available? I saw it online several months back and thought - wow! that would be a nice tool to have - but I couldn't find any reference to it being used since the 90's and couldn't find any source code or a binary for it.

Is it available for NetBSD? Linux?

Originally Posted by ocicat View Post
Recognize that lint(1) merely checks code for questionable syntax errors & vagaries. A better static analysis tool is Coverity which goes deeper into semantic use:

Urban legend has it that a number of Open Source projects ran their code bases through Coverity a few years back & found all kinds of nasty things going on internally.
Is Coverity an Open Source project itself?

Originally Posted by corey_james View Post
btw .. you and scottro are more and more alike every day with your essay posts. I have a VERY short attention span and i wish you would consider this next time you make a post!
I like to read the essays - not so much to write them.
And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1:14)
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