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Old 9th May 2008
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Originally Posted by ocicat View Post
lint has been around from the beginnings of C & Unix.
Right. My 1978-copyrighted (!) version of K&R describes lint as "This program is called lint, apparently because it picks bits of fluff from one's programs... It detects type mismatches, inconsistent argument usage, unused or apparently uninitialized variables, potential portability difficulties, and the like."
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