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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch: Check for quoted strings broken across lines
On Thu, Feb 02, 2012 at 09:38:35PM -0800, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-02-02 at 21:27 -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > checkpatch already makes an exception to the 80-column rule for quoted
> > strings, and Documentation/CodingStyle recommends not splitting quoted
> > strings across lines, because it breaks the ability to grep for the
> > string. Rather than just permitting this, actively warn about quoted
> > strings split across lines.
> []
> > + WARN("SPLIT_STRING",
> > + "quoted string split across lines\n" . $herecurr);
>
> I think the output would be better as:
>
> WARN("SPLIT_STRING",
> "quoted string split across lines\n" . $hereprev);

Awesome; I'd thought that it would look better to show the previous
line, but I didn't know about $hereprev. PATCHv3 momentarily.

- Josh Triplett


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