Having a tool that checks source code for programming blunders and other errors is useful for developers. Now Microsoft-owned GitHub has released the ‘Super Linter’ to help developers avoid the hassles of setting up code repositories with multiple linters.
The new Super Linter is built on GitHub’s Actions tool for automating certain development workflows and aims to help developers contributing to projects built with multiple programming languages.
GitHub describes it as a “simple combination of various linters, written in bash, to help validate your source code” for the purpose of preventing broken code from being uploaded to a ‘master’ branch, the key branch that other branches in a tree are merged to.
Incidentally, GitHub has decided to drop the term ‘master’ (versus slave) and replace it with ‘main’ in light of the Black Lives Matter protests, but it hasn’t done so yet.
The Super Linter Action lets developers ‘lint’