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SubjectRe: [PATCH] headerdep: a tool for detecting inclusion cycles in header file
On 4/26/08, Adrian Bunk <bunk@kernel.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 03:45:54PM +0200, Vegard Nossum wrote:
> > Hi Sam,
> >
> > Maybe something like this could be useful for cleaning up headers (and
> > maintaining that cleanliness once it has been achieved). What do you think?
> >
> > (One thing which might or might not be good is that 'make headerdep' will
> > also compile using CC if they're not already compiled. If this should be
> > fixed, I think you'd know how to do it.)
>
>
> This way you only catch problems in the current kernel configuration.
>
> The only problems are under include/, and you should be able to do this
> by parsing all headers and without hooking into the build system.

This seems correct. Then a solution similar to 'make headers_check'
should be used.

Vegard

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the programmer was not looking is intellectually dishonest as it
disguises that the error is the programmer's own creation."
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