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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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