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SubjectRe: [PATCH] scripts: warn about invalid MAINTAINERS patterns
On Wed, Nov 01, 2017 at 08:32:51AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> On Tue, 2017-10-31 at 16:37 -0500, Tom Saeger wrote:
> > Add "--pattern-checks" option to to warn about invalid
> > "F" and "X" patterns found in MAINTAINERS file(s).
> Hey Tom.
> I've come around to this addition, but I think a few
> changes are useful.
> o Change --pattern-checks to --self-test so future checks
> can be added (valid email address, .mailmap uses, existence
> of git trees, etc...)


Had similar thoughts. Was just looking at git trees.

> o Do not require an unnecessary argument with --self-test


> o Validate --self-test if it is the only command line argument


> o Use emacs filename:line: style output for easier linking


> o --self-test emits to STDOUT not STDERR

Ok - I debated this one, I'll change it back.

Thanks for your input Joe, I'll send a v2.


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