This is a release notice for an obsolete version of LCLint. It is included for archival purposes only. The links on this page may no longer be relevant or accurate.

LCLint Version 2.0

29 February 1996

Version 2.0 is a major upgrade to the last publically released version of LCLint, Version 1.4c.

The most important enhancement is detection of errors relating to dynamic memory management: uses of deallocated storage, memory leaks, dangerous data sharing or unexpected aliasing, uses of possibly undefined storage, dereferencing a possibly null pointer. These errors are detected using information provided in annotations. This is described in

Static Detection of Dynamic Memory Errors. David Evans. To appear in SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation (PLDI '96), Philadelphia, PA, May 1996.

Other new features include:

Many of these features were suggested by user comments. Development is largely driven by user feedback, so please continue to send me suggestions, ideas, complaints and bug reports. Thanks to everyone who sent comments and bug reports. We are also interested in any more general feedback or experience you have to report.

LCLint 2.0 can be downloaded from

Previous release notices:

LCLint Home Page David Evans
University of Virginia, Computer Science
[email protected]