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On Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 01:27:11AM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
 > I strongly believe that I am not the only own tired of dealing with lint
 > crap. As written before:
 > (1) The user experience is completely horrible. Even GCC produces more
 > sensible warnings.
 > (2) The majority of the diagnosed issues is useless. The useful cases I
 > know of are pretty much all covered by non-default options to either GCC
 > or Clang. The latter have a much, much lower false positive rate.
 > (3) The default SNR is abysmal.
 > (4) It doesn't understand GCC-style attributes and it doesn't support
 > flow graph based analysis.
 > (5) The only mildly sensible part is the inter-object checking and even
 > that is basically obsolete by using prototypes in headers.
 > (6) It still doesn't even handle C99 fully.
 > Based on all this, I want to stop wasting my time on "fallout" from lint
 > and disable it by default.

As I've said before too, I don't think it should be removed (or
disabled) until an alternate is available.

David A. Holland

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