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.

(01 Mar 1994)

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A soft, absorbent material used in surgical dressings, usually in the form of a thick, loosely woven material (sheet or patent lint).

Origin: O.E. Lin, flax

(05 Mar 2000)

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