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Jlint checks Java code and finds bugs, inconsistencies and synchronization problems by doing data flow analysis on the code and building the lock graph. Jlint is fast, easy to learn, and requires no changes in the class files to be checked.


User manual available from


Download version 2.3 (stable)
released on 8 August 2001


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

Maarten Breddels Contributor
Cyrille Artho Maintainer
Eric A. Raymond Contributor
Kevin Lo Contributor
Konstantin Knizhnik Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build C++ compiler
Required to build C++ Standard Library with Standard Templates
Weak prerequisite Unix shell
Required to use Java compiler (no Java Runtime Environment needed)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 March 2005.


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