Questions tagged [linters]

Use this tag for all questions about using unix-lint like tools (linters) in the educational process. Both static tools (lint itself) and dynamic tools (syntax error highlighters...) are covered by this idea.

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Do automatic style hints help students to understand the language they're learning?

Do automatic style hints (like those provided by linters) significantly increase the student's understanding of the language they're learning? I am asking because I assist in a course that uses a ...