Lint (software)

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Lint is the computer science term for a static code analysis tool used to flag programming errors, bugs, stylistic errors and suspicious constructs.[4] The term originates from a Unix utility that examined C language source code.[1] A program which performs this function is also known as a "linter".

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Original author(s)Stephen C. Johnson
Developer(s)AT&T Bell Laboratories
Initial releaseJuly 26, 1978; 45 years ago (1978-07-26)[1]
Written inC
Operating systemCross-platform
Available inEnglish
TypeStatic program analysis tools
LicenseOriginally proprietary commercial software, now free software under a BSD-like license[2][3]

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