Looking up the meaning of a PC-lint issue

One of the difficulties in traditional code analysis tools is interpreting the (often seemingly cryptic) messages they produce. Although the meaning of each message may be described in an electronic manual (for PC-lint this is a PDF file in the installation folder), a standalone installation does not provide a way to link this information to the analysis results it produces.

To overcome this, when used with PC-lint Visual Lint's displays provide a straightforward means to lookup the meaning of any particular issue directly from the manual. Both the Analysis Results Display and Message Lookup Display (shown below) offer this functionality. In the case of the former, the definitions are linked directly to the actual analysis results.

You can also view the PC-lint manual itself within the environment using dedicated commands.

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