[Linux-kernel-mentees] [RFC PATCH v2] checkpatch: add shebang check to EXECUTE_PERMISSIONS
joe at perches.com
Wed Oct 14 06:01:58 UTC 2020
On Wed, 2020-10-14 at 07:46 +0200, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> Just one bigger project example: Comparing clang-format suggestions on
> patches against checkpatch.pl suggestions are fine-tuning both of them to fit to
> the actual kernel style.
Mindless use of either tool isn't a great thing.
Linux source code has generally be created with
human readability in mind by humans, not scripts.
Please don't try to replace human readable code
with mindless tools.
If there's something inappropriate in checkpatch,
please mention it.
There is a _lot_ of relatively inappropriate
output in how clang-format changes existing code
in the kernel.
Try it and look at the results.
Improving how .clang-format is created and its
mechanisms (for example: continually out of date
ForEachMacros lists) could be reasonably be done.
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