Best Solidity Linter

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💡 A code linter is a static code analysis tool to find programming errors, bugs, style mistakes, and suspicious constructs.

The best Solidity Linter is Ethlint with a close second Solhint. Most other linters are not well qualified to compete with those early tools!

Solidity Linter #1 – Ethlint

Ethlint comes with the popular slogan “yet another Solidity linting tool”.

I think the name is not well chosen because, due the fact that Solidity is super young, there is not a swamp of linting tools available, yet.

You can install it using the following expression:

npm install -g solhint

Here’s how you’d run this:

solhint [options] <file> […other_files]

💡 Learn More: Ethlint Linting Tool

Solidity Linter #2 – Solhint

Solhint is a linter for Solidity that provides security and a style guide validations.

You can install the Linter using this command:

npm install -g ethlintsolium -V

After initial configuration, the execution is as simple as running this command in your shell:

> npm run solhint

💡 Learn More: Solhint Linting Tool

I would recommend more but I think those are the two best tools at this point.

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