On Tue, Jan 16, 2007, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
>I know it's probably off-topic, but I've searched google for a bit with no 
>results, and because I'm curious:
>Does anyone (maybe one of the old guard) know the origin of the term 
>"lint" for the all-inclusive feature set.  I know SpamAssassin uses it as 
>well (it's the command line argument to just regression-test everything).

I think the name came from removing the lint from a suit.  It's
designed to clean up code -- initially C.

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