Cleanscape C++Lint uses the PC-lint static analyzer and provides three user interfaces:
(a) a graphical user interface with point and click control
of PC-lint's analysis with hyperlinks to numerous code editors
(b) deep integration with Visual Studio, automated by Cleanscape
(c) the classic command line with return codes for scripts or builds
- KEIL - Tools by ARM
The Keil products from ARM include C/C++ compilers, debuggers, integrated environments,
RTOS, simulation models, and evaluation boards for ARM,
Cortex-M, Cortex-R, 8051, C166, and 251 processor families.
Each of the Keil development tools, ARM, C51, C251, and C166, support Gimpel Software's PC-lint.
Configuration files are included in the Keil development tools which enable you to quickly and
easily begin using PC-lint in your application development and testing.
Linticator is a plug-in for Eclipse CDT that automatically configures Lint with your
Eclipse CDT Project settings,
Linticator displays your Lint messages in the Editor and the Problems View,
making them easy to spot and correct. For some messages,
it will even provide quick-fixes that let you quickly correct or suppress a warning.
Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors.
Gimpel Software proudly supports the Microchip brand with PC-lint.
PC-lint can be executed from within the MPLAB X IDE.
Visit the Microchip Technology web site for more information by clicking here.
Riverblade -- Visual Lint
Visual Lint allows you to more effectively run PC-lint from within Microsoft Visual
Studio and even provides for automatic background linting of your code.
Riverblade -- LintProject
LintProject will enhance your use of PC-lint with Visual C++. LintProject
can be run against a Visual C++ project or solution
file (.dsp, .vcproj, .sln or .dsw), and will tell
PC-lint which source files to analyse. It will
write XML and HTML reports which link to your PC-lint output
and indicate how many warnings were found within each
implementation file, project and solution. These reports
are automatically refreshed in real time
so you can follow the progress of PC-lint's analysis of your code.
Vector Software -- VectorCAST/Lint
VectorCAST/Lint utilizes the powerful Lint source code analysis engine from Gimpel Software and
has been extended to support the extensive list of embedded compiler environments currently
integrated with the rest of the VectorCAST dynamic testing product line. VectorCAST/Lint launches
the PC-lint product from Gimpel Software to statically analyze one or more source code files.
VectorCAST/Lint now supports
MISRA C 2012 checking
GUI-Based Analysis and Reporting -- The VectorCAST/Lint message browser makes it easy
to review errors and warnings in the context of the
source file where they occur. Additionally, the message browser
displays detailed explanations of the concepts behind the analysis.
Supporting Products and Tutorials
- The Barr Group
offers a training course
Firmware Defect Prevention for Safety-Critical Devices
which covers using FlexeLint to check for MISRA C compliance.
their calendar for upcoming sessions. See also our
of the Barr Group's "Top 10 Bug-Killing Coding Standard Rules".
An Introduction to PC-lint by Ralf Holly
This excellent slideshow provides an overview of PC-lint, including sample source code and output,
an overview of configuration options, a discussion of special features and more.
PC-lint Tutorial from Johan Bezem
"How To Wield PC-lint" is an excellent tutorial for new users, but also contains useful
information for the PC-lint pro.
Using PC-lint with the Windows Driver Kit (WDK) by Don Burn
Don has updated his Lint Driver Extensions to work with all versions of the WDK, up to and including Windows 10 and VS2015
Warnings Plugin for Jenkins Users
Jenkins users will want to check out this plug-in which supports PC-lint.
FlexeLint: A Modern Static Analyzer for C and C++
is Rob Gamble's blog commentary on FlexeLint and includes many interesting code samples.
Cooperative Limiting of Concurrent Process Instances
is Rob Gamble's blog commentary on exectimes - his program that uses POSIX advisory locking
to prevent more than a specifed number of instances of a program from running at one time.
is a free and open-source GUI-based tool designed to facilitate setting up and
maintaining the PC-lint source code analysis tool for your projects.
PC-lint Wizard requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.
Windows Help File from Dreamcycle
Now supporting Version 9.0
Have you ever wished you had a help file of PC-lint messages that you
could access from within your IDE? Check out Scott's web page - it may
be just what you're looking for.
HLL - Heuristic Lint issue Locator
by Ralf Holly. After a PC-lint run, you frequently want to know what exactly a
warning is about. In this case, you fire-up ‘msg.txt‘ and search for the error number.
With HLL (a Perl script)
it's much easier: just pass it the error number (or numbers) and it extracts the
corresponding parts from ‘msg.txt’ and displays them on the console.
Metrics & ALOA by Ralf Holly, C/C++
Users Journal, June 2004
"ALOA (short for
A Lint Output Analyzer) is a tool that processes output generated by
PC-lint and computes various useful metrics that give a quick overview of
the internal quality of any C/C++ project. Furthermore, it shows
which kind of Lint issues are most frequently encountered and highlights
issue-laden modules. The metrics produced by ALOA are useful for
tracking a project's lint compliance and for fine-tuning Lint policies."
- "A Report Generator for PC-lint" by
Jon Zyzyck, Dr. Dobb's Journal February 2003
- "Automated Defect Identification" by Kevin Smith,
Dr. Dobb's Journal February 2003
- All About Lint -- PC-lint and Windows Drivers,
The NT Insider
, September-October 2002
- JB Enterprises ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
"How To Wield PC-lint" Johan Bezem's excellent tutorial and tips
- Soft-Lutions in Europe
- Ralf Holly
See "An Introduction to PC-lint", HLL and ALOA above.
- Okko Willeboordse
Imtech ICT Technical Systems
Basicweg 16, 3821 BR Amersfoort, The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)10 447 76 00
M: +31 (0) 6 46 17 43 09
- Rich Mauritz-Miller is an expert in using PC-lint to rapidly increase product quality
and to sustain these gains by incorporating PC-lint into effective software build
processes. He has applied PC-lint to a number of products at various companies,
including GE Healthcare and Raima Corporation, starting in 1991. He’s found that the
success factors include the simplicity of how the software is used and the change
management processes around it. By focusing on key errors (often up to several
thousand serious-to-critical bugs per product), organizations can improve quality
aggressively, and then further increase the quality over time. Rich is available
on a consulting basis for mentoring, training, and - most importantly - hands-on,
collaborative fixing of software defects with existing
teams. Email: Rich.Miller.email@example.com
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