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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] staging: iio: add spaces around '-' operator
On Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:07:17 +0100 (CET)
Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@lip6.fr> wrote:

> On Wed, 27 Dec 2017, Ji-Hun Kim wrote:
>
> > Clean up checkpatch warning:
> > CHECK: spaces preferred around that '-' (ctx:VxV)
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Ji-Hun Kim <jihuun.k@gmail.com>
> > ---
> > drivers/staging/iio/adc/ad7192.c | 2 +-
> > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/staging/iio/adc/ad7192.c b/drivers/staging/iio/adc/ad7192.c
> > index f015955..c4eff71 100644
> > --- a/drivers/staging/iio/adc/ad7192.c
> > +++ b/drivers/staging/iio/adc/ad7192.c
> > @@ -340,7 +340,7 @@ ad7192_show_scale_available(struct device *dev,
> > }
> >
> > static IIO_DEVICE_ATTR_NAMED(in_v_m_v_scale_available,
> > - in_voltage-voltage_scale_available,
> > + in_voltage - voltage_scale_available,
>
> I think this has been discussed at length before, and it is a hyphen not a
> subtraction. IIO_DEVICE_ATTR_NAMED is a macro, as indicated by the
> capital letters, and you have to look and see what the code expands into.

Technically it is a subtraction, but the symbol rather than the c operator ;)
It's indicating that this sysfs attribute is referring to any
voltage channels minus other voltage channels (differential channels).

Sometimes I wonder if we should leave this there for ever as a way of
getting people to understand that they need to look really closely
at what checkpatch is suggesting and not assume it is right.

Jonathan

>
> julia
>
> > 0444, ad7192_show_scale_available, NULL, 0);
> >
> > static IIO_DEVICE_ATTR(in_voltage_scale_available, 0444,
> > --
> > 2.10.1 (Apple Git-78)
> >
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