In June I posted asking for information on lint-like tools for C++,
because Martin Klaus and I are investigating such tools' capabilities.
We have now completed the first part of that investigation, and the
results will be published in the January 1997 issue of Dr. Dobbs
Journal. In lieu of a posting summarizing the information I got from my
earlier request for information, Martin and I are making a
pre-publication draft of the paper available on the world wide web.
Here is the URL:
Due to space constraints in the magazine, this on-line document is
actually more comprehensive than the published report will be, and its
links give it a more immediate flavor than it will have in print.
However, we are withholding one table from the on-line paper until the
magazine appears, because DDJ has what we consider to be a legitimate
commercial interest in providing information to its readers that hasn't
been available for several weeks on the Net. We believe the on-line
paper remains quite informative even without the table, and certainly it
is more useful than most newsgroup summary postings. At any rate, the
table will be made available on-line as soon as the magazine comes out,
probably sometime in early December.
If you have questions or comments on the paper, please direct them to
and away from my email for several weeks.
Thanks for your help with our research. We hope you enjoy the paper.