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SubjectRe: checkpatch, a patch checking script.
On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 05:18:00PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> Matt Mackall wrote:
> >On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 04:37:01PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> >>On Sat, 28 Apr 2007 12:21:54 -0500 Matt Mackall wrote:
> >>
> >>>On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 01:11:01PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> >>>>On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 11:11:36AM -0500, Matt Mackall wrote:
> >>>> > > I'm all ears for additional regexps, bug reports or other
> >>>> suggestions.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Neat.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Does it check for:
> >>>> >
> >>>> > functions marked extern?
> >> data marked extern?
> >
> >It's perfectly reasonable to have a data extern declaration in a header
> >file.
>
> but it's not perfectly acceptable to have
>
> extern unsigned long volatile jiffies;
>
> in a .c file.
>
> The biggest problem I'm seeing ATM is that this script is a bit too
> simplistic. It doesn't know what it's looking at. We'll have to
> address that, I think.

If you can make it run a regexp over the whole file at once rather
than a line at a time, you can deal with this with multi-line regexps.
Roughly, match:

a +++ patch header followed by
any number of lines not starting with +++ followed by
the actual target expression

So, approximately:

/+++ [\w\/]+.c(.*)\\n((([^+])|(\+[^+]))\n)*extern.*/

Or you could just make search remember what file it's in as it walks
the list of lines. But as I mentioned, multiline regexps are useful
for things other than just remembering what file we're in.

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