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Jaap Suter

March 08, 1999, 09:08 AM

Hyja!

Can anyboy explain what a Lint is? I guess it is some sort of code analyzer.

Can i live without it? (and if so where can i get a free one?)

Thanks!

Jaap Suter

 
Jeroen Bouwens

March 11, 1999, 01:31 PM

Hi,

>>Can anyboy explain what a Lint is? I guess it is some sort of code analyzer.
>>
>>Can i live without it? (and if so where can i get a free one?)

Could it be an acronym for Linear Interpolation?

Cheers,

Jeroen

 
Jaap Suter

March 11, 1999, 01:42 PM

Neah i dont think so

it is something you put your code trough and then it gives you
comments about your code like:

cError.h line 89: variable int q declared but never used.

and stuff liike that.

But i want to know how well it works and if it's a handy tool

I guess nobody here knows it or uses it cause you were the only one who answered me
So by not answering i got my question pretty good answered. I do not need a Lint

 
Rock

March 12, 1999, 09:27 AM


>>it is something you put your code trough and then it gives you
>>comments about your code like:
>>
>>cError.h line 89: variable int q declared but never used.
>>
>>and stuff liike that.
>>
>>But i want to know how well it works and if it's a handy tool
>>
>>I guess nobody here knows it or uses it cause you were the only one who answered me
>>So by not answering i got my question pretty good answered. I do not need a Lint

Well, it is a tool that you certainly don't NEED, and I would guess that most programmers don't use it. It tells you EVERYTHING about your program that you would want to know. It can't help find run-time bugs obviously, but if you have a bug that you can't find, it is a good idea to run lint and fix anything that you and the compiler have overlooked.
The downside is that most of the stuff it tells you, you probably intended to put into the program, so it becomes slow to wade through all the messages it gives you looking for ones you care about. It is a good tool to run every so often if you have access to it, but once a month is plenty. It is from UNIX, so I don't know if there is a port to other OS's, but I would suspect there is one out there.

Rock

 
Jaap Suter

March 12, 1999, 09:45 AM

thanks!

Jaap Suter

 
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