Subject: Re: Lint not called by
To: None <>
From: Peter Bex <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/08/2004 16:20:59
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On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 02:07:32PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> Because somebody made all (really? at least most) of the libraries in
> NetBSD's source tree lint clean and turned out linting by default
> afterwards. Because most or at least some - I don't really know -
> of the programs in NetBSD's source tree aren't lint clean they are
> not linted by default.

Hmm, this sounds rather like reverse psychology.  Shouldn't those programs
explicitly disable linting, then?

IMHO it would be more correct to always lint, and progs which are not
lint-clean (can't everything be made lint-clean?  With a few lint keywords =
ignore some errors, perhaps) can explicitly disable lint.

Plus, if the current solution is still considered best, shouldn't
do the lint disabling for programs, then?  That way, custom programs still
get linted, but stuf from NetBSD's source tree don't.

"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
 is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
 and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
 experience much like composing poetry or music."
							-- Donald Knuth

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