Using lint tools today
In addition to providing feature sets that go far beyond the original lint and what typical compilers offer, today's static source code analysis utilities are far easier to use. Good lint utilities have broken down static source code analysis into a few easy steps. The user selects reporting and analysis options, and points the utility at the source code files he wants to analyze.
In a matter of seconds, the utility conducts an intense comprehensive analysis on the code and its structure and generates reports according to the options selected by the user. Basic reports that might be provided include:
Caption: The above screen shot shows how a static analysis tool like Cleanscape FortranLint will conduct an intense comprehensive analysis on the code and its structure and generate reports that help the programmer eliminate problems, understand and document the structure of the code, verify the integrity of the package, and adhere to quality control measures.
> See full-sized screen shot of static analysis reports.