[ovs-dev] [PATCH v2 0/3] checkpatch: the comment years!

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Sun Apr 1 16:38:26 UTC 2018

On Sun, Apr 01, 2018 at 11:06:51AM -0400, Aaron Conole wrote:
> This series tries to get checkpatch a little better at skipping
> stylistic things within comments, as well as growing a new feature
> to actually spell check words in the comments.
> Patch 1 just cleans up the patch line-type state machine a little.
> Patch 2 introduces a c/c++ comment detection state machine filter,
> and plugs the infix operator whitespace detector to it.  Turns out it's
> the best way of detecting infix operators in comments.
> I didn't *heavily* stress test this machine, but I did use checkpatch -2000
> to get some samples as well as building up some test strings.  BONUS TODO:
> At some point, it would be cool to have a suite of test patches to act as
> unit tests...  or even just unit tests...
> Patch 3 introduces an opt-in spell checker.  This can aid in reducing any
> mispellings.  I sent something like this before, but it wasn't opt-in
> at the time and it was probably a bit harder to understand then.
> v1->v2:
>   * Fixed flake8 errors.
>   * Fixed the comment state machine (since it missed a number of edge cases).
>   * Although it's submitted on April 1, it's not an april fools joke..

Thanks Aaron!  I applied this series to master.  I also edited my
pre-applypatch hook to add the -S option.  (I wonder whether it would be
worthwhile to enable -S by default if enchant is installed.)

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