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Lint is a great tool. repeat after me lint is a great tool and if somebody is not using it he/she is does not respect himself and his time... It's simply stupid to spent time debugging errors that lint can find.
- Non-terminated comment, "accidentally" terminated by some subsequent comment, with the code in between swallowed.a=b; /* this is a bug c=d; /* c=d will never happen */
- Accidental assignment/Accidental Booleansif(a=b) c; /* a always equals b */
Depending on your viewpont, the bug in the language is that the assignment operator is too easy to confuse with the equality operator; or maybe the bug is that C doesn't much care what constitutes a boolean expression: (a=b) is not a boolean expression! (but C doesn't care)
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