Coding

The Story Behind Flint, Facebook’s Open-Sourced Lint Program, Which Sniffs Out Bugs, Coding Errors

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To the average person, lint is something that gets caught by filters in clothes dryers, but to computer programmers, lint is actually helpful, as in lint programs, which help them sniff out bugs and coding errors in C programs. But why did Romanian C++ programmer and author Andrei Alexandrescu choose to write flint, Facebook’s lint program, in the D language? He explained the reasoning in a post on the Facebook engineering blog.

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