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Meaning of LINT

Pronunciation:  lint

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A unix c language processor which carries out more thorough checks on the code than is usual with C compilers.

Lint is named after the bits of fluff it supposedly picks from programs. Judging by references on usenet this term has become a shorthand for desk check at some non-Unix shops, even in languages other than c. Also used as delint.

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