lint [from Unix's `lint(1)', named for the bits of
fluff it supposedly picks from programs] 1. /vt./ To examine a
program closely for style, language usage, and portability
problems, esp. if in C, esp. if via use of automated analysis
tools, most esp. if the Unix utility `lint(1)' is used.
This term used to be restricted to use of `lint(1)' itself,
but (judging by references on Usenet) it has become a shorthand for
desk check at some non-Unix shops, even in languages other
than C. Also as /v./ delint. 2. /n./ Excess verbiage in a
document, as in "This draft has too much lint".
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