What exactly does «Linting» mean in Software Development?

The most current version as of .

Linting is when you use a tool, which analyses your source code to look up for places in your code, which should be optimized.

So with listing you check if there are any errors in your code.

Those errors can be:

  1. Programmatic
  2. Stylistic errors: Formatting standards, indentions, etc.

So when you lint your code that’s a process to find any potential errors to fix them.

— David Wolf